This is the second oldest reservoir in the county and represents good, mature habitat for a range of species. Dragonflies seen at or near to the reservoir include Emerald Damselfly, White-legged Damselfly and Ruddy Darter.
Total species seen at this site: 92
This reservoir was originally built to supply the nearby Grand Union Canal and a feeder channel runs between the two. A footpath runs between the channel and a small stream, giving access to the channel and several damp, marshy areas. The reservoir and area around it is particularly good for dragonflies as well as birds.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Hedgehog||Erinaceus europaeus||30/05/2017||Deb Hulbert|
|Moorhen||Gallinula chloropus||30/05/2017||Deb Hulbert|
|Red-legged Partridge||Alectoris rufa||30/05/2017||Deb Hulbert|
|Swallow||Hirundo rustica||06/05/2017||AJ Cann|
|Cormorant||Phalacrocorax carbo||06/05/2017||AJ Cann|
|Chiffchaff||Phylloscopus collybita||06/05/2017||AJ Cann|
|Pied Wagtail||Motacilla alba||06/05/2017||AJ Cann|
|Gadwall||Anas strepera||06/05/2017||AJ Cann|
|Canada Goose||Branta canadensis||06/05/2017||AJ Cann|
|Greylag Goose||Anser anser||06/05/2017||AJ Cann|
|Great Crested Grebe||Podiceps cristatus||06/05/2017||AJ Cann|
|Butterfly-bush||Buddleja davidii||10/04/2016||Peter Smith|
|Willow Ermine||Yponomeuta rorrella||11/08/2015||Adrian Russell|
|Wakely's Dowd||Blastobasis lacticolella||11/08/2015||Adrian Russell|
|Straw Grass-veneer||Agriphila straminella||11/08/2015||Adrian Russell|
Saddington Reservoir lies just to the south-west of Saddington village. Leave the village to the south and take the minor (single track) road at the bottom of the hill signposted to Gumley. The reservoir can be viewed from this road.