Thornton Reservoir

Wildlife Highlights

Excellent for bird watching with good access via the circular walk around the reservoir. As well as water birds, the adjacent fields and woods attract a wide variety of other birds.

Wild places

Latest records

Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
KingfisherAlcedo atthis25/11/2017David Nicholls
Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorus25/11/2017David Nicholls
TreecreeperCerthia familiaris25/11/2017David Nicholls
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus25/11/2017David Nicholls
Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis25/11/2017David Nicholls
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula25/11/2017David Nicholls
CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo25/11/2017David Nicholls
Marsh TitPoecile palustris25/11/2017David Nicholls
Field BlewitLepista saeva19/11/2017sue
Aceria macrochela19/11/2017sue
Aceria campestricola19/11/2017sue
Cecidophyes rouhollahi19/11/2017sue
Dasineura urticae19/11/2017sue
Puccinia glechomatis19/11/2017sue
Aceria macrochela19/11/2017sue
Further Information
Managed By
Severn Trent Water

Group Common Name Latin Name Last Seen
AmphibiansCommon ToadBufo bufo03/09/2016
AmphibiansCommon FrogRana temporaria15/03/2015
Bees, Wasps, AntsGrey Mining BeeAndrena cineraria26/05/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly Mining BeeAndrena haemorrhoa05/06/2012
Bees, Wasps, AntsRam's-horn Gall WaspAndricus aries29/10/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsArtichoke Gall WaspAndricus foecundatrix29/10/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsOak Marble Gall WaspAndricus kollari29/10/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsCola-nut GallAndricus lignicola29/10/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsHoney BeeApis mellifera26/05/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsOak Apple Gall WaspBiorhiza pallida14/05/2004
Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius26/05/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsCommon Carder BumblebeeBombus pascuorum27/04/2013
Bees, Wasps, AntsEarly BumblebeeBombus pratorum26/05/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsBuff-tailed BumblebeeBombus terrestris27/04/2013
Bees, Wasps, AntsCherry Gall WaspCynips quercusfolii29/10/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsSputnik Gall WaspDiplolepis nervosa07/08/2005
Bees, Wasps, AntsSmooth Spangle GallNeuroterus albipes29/10/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsOyster Gall WaspNeuroterus anthracinus29/10/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsSilk Button Gall WaspNeuroterus numismalis29/10/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsSpangle Gall WaspNeuroterus quercusbaccarum29/10/2017
Bees, Wasps, AntsGerman WaspVespula germanica12/05/2016
Beetles2 Spot LadybirdAdalia bipunctata05/06/2012
Beetles10 Spot LadybirdAdalia decempunctata29/10/2017
BeetlesWater LadybirdAnisosticta novemdecimpunctata05/06/2012
BeetlesAphodius prodromus05/06/2012
BeetlesCassida viridis05/06/2012
BeetlesChrysolina polita05/06/2012
BeetlesGalerucella sagittariae30/09/2011
BeetlesGreen Dock BeetleGastrophysa viridula05/06/2012
BeetlesHarlequin LadybirdHarmonia axyridis27/06/2008