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
Yellow IrisIris pseudacorus26/05/2017David Nicholls
Amphibious BistortPersicaria amphibia26/05/2017David Nicholls
Sand MartinRiparia riparia26/05/2017David Nicholls
HornbeamCarpinus betulus26/05/2017David Nicholls
HopHumulus lupulus26/05/2017David Nicholls
CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo26/05/2017David Nicholls
BulrushTypha latifolia26/05/2017David Nicholls
Common Soft-bromeBromus hordeaceus subsp. hordeaceus26/05/2017David Nicholls
Common Blue DamselflyEnallagma cyathigerum26/05/2017David Nicholls
Dictyna uncinata26/05/2017David Nicholls
Aceria macrochela26/05/2017David Nicholls
Common Malachite BeetleMalachius bipustulatus26/05/2017David Nicholls
Great BurnetSanguisorba officinalis26/05/2017David Nicholls
Orange TipAnthocharis cardamines26/05/2017David Nicholls
Speckled WoodPararge aegeria26/05/2017David Nicholls
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, 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, AntsSputnik Gall WaspDiplolepis nervosa07/08/2005
Bees, Wasps, AntsSilk Button Gall WaspNeuroterus numismalis30/09/2011
Bees, Wasps, AntsGerman WaspVespula germanica12/05/2016
Beetles2 Spot LadybirdAdalia bipunctata05/06/2012
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
BeetlesCream-streaked LadybirdHarmonia quadripunctata05/06/2012
BeetlesStrawberry Seed BeetleHarpalus rufipes05/06/2012
BeetlesCommon Malachite BeetleMalachius bipustulatus26/05/2017
BeetlesOedemera lurida11/06/2015
BeetlesParanchus albipes27/04/2013
BeetlesNettle WeevilPhyllobius pomaceus05/06/2012
BeetlesPhyllobius roboretanus05/06/2012
Beetles14 Spot ladybirdPropylea quattuordecimpunctata26/05/2017
BeetlesRhagonycha limbata05/06/2012