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

    Total species seen at this site: 318

    Description

    Owned by Severn Trent Water, Thornton Reservoir was opened to the public in 1997. 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 variety of other birds and a wide range of insects. 

    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    BuzzardButeo buteo29/03/2018Les Golding
    ChaffinchFringilla coelebs29/03/2018Les Golding
    CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo29/03/2018Les Golding
    WigeonAnas penelope19/03/2018David Nicholls
    PochardAythya ferina19/03/2018David Nicholls
    Mute SwanCygnus olor19/03/2018David Nicholls
    Greylag GooseAnser anser19/03/2018David Nicholls
    Canada GooseBranta canadensis19/03/2018David Nicholls
    CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo19/03/2018David Nicholls
    Tufted DuckAythya fuligula19/03/2018David Nicholls
    TealAnas crecca19/03/2018David Nicholls
    CootFulica atra19/03/2018David Nicholls
    MoorhenGallinula chloropus19/03/2018David Nicholls
    Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus19/03/2018David Nicholls
    Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis19/03/2018David 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, 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 numismalis30/09/2011
    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