Eye Brook Inflow

    Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary

    Getting There

    The reservoir lies south of Uppingham. To reach it take the A6003 south out of Uppingham, then turn right onto the minor road to Stoke Dry after a mile and a half. This road continues down the hill and round the north-west half of the reservoir.

    The site lies at the northern tip of Reservoir, there is parking on the grass verges adjacent to the bridge over the Eye Brook  [SK 844971].

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 79

    Description

    The inflow of the Eye Brook is at the northern end of Eyebrook Reservoir to either side of the bridge. Overhanging willows upstream and water meadows downstream flank this slow-moving stream.

    Wildlife Highlights

    Kingfishers are regularly seen from the bridge. The newly-arrived Willow Emerald Damselfly in August to October. Common Warblers in summer. Recent sightings are reported at: http://www.lros.org.uk/News.htm  

     

     

    Latest News

    In September 2019, the Eye Brook inflow became the first recorded location in VC55 (Leics & Rutland) for the Willow Emerald Damselfly. Following an initial influx into the UK in East Anglia and Essex about a decade ago this species has been spreading rapidly north and west. If this trend continues it is likely to become a common site across our region in coming years. It favours standing and slow-flowing waters with overhanging trees such as willow, alder and birch. It's flight season is usually August to October.

    Further Information

    the Rutland side is in Stoke Dry CP.


    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    BirdsSedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus25/05/2013
    BirdsCommon SandpiperActitis hypoleucos29/07/2014
    BirdsMandarinAix galericulata02/08/2014
    BirdsSkylarkAlauda arvensis26/04/2017
    BirdsKingfisherAlcedo atthis08/09/2015
    BirdsRed-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufa12/06/2014
    BirdsEgyptian GooseAlopochen aegyptiacus15/08/2015
    BirdsPintailAnas acuta18/02/2017
    BirdsMallardAnas platyrhynchos22/06/2017
    BirdsGarganeyAnas querquedula15/08/2015
    BirdsGreat White EgretArdea alba23/03/2017
    BirdsShort-eared OwlAsio flammeus21/04/2016
    BirdsBitternBotaurus stellaris25/02/2014
    BirdsBarnacle GooseBranta leucopsis02/08/2014
    BirdsCattle EgretBubulcus ibis07/08/2020
    BirdsBuzzardButeo buteo25/05/2013
    BirdsDunlinCalidris alpina07/02/2018
    BirdsCurlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea16/09/2014
    BirdsLittle StintCalidris minuta23/07/2016
    BirdsLesser RedpollCarduelis cabaret28/11/2012
    BirdsSiskinCarduelis spinus01/10/2015
    BirdsTreecreeperCerthia familiaris20/08/2015
    BirdsLittle Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius06/07/2013
    BirdsRinged PloverCharadrius hiaticula17/05/2014
    BirdsRavenCorvus corax12/01/2016
    BirdsCuckooCuculus canorus07/07/2016
    BirdsWhooper SwanCygnus cygnus16/01/2016
    BirdsHouse MartinDelichon urbicum08/04/2016
    BirdsGreat Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major23/11/2013
    BirdsLittle EgretEgretta garzetta19/08/2014
    BirdsReed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus20/04/2013
    BirdsPeregrine FalconFalco peregrinus11/09/2016
    BirdsHobbyFalco subbuteo12/09/2015
    BirdsKestrelFalco tinnunculus10/03/2015
    BirdsSnipeGallinago gallinago10/08/2013
    BirdsJayGarrulus glandarius24/02/2015
    BirdsOystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus25/03/2017
    BirdsSwallowHirundo rustica08/04/2016
    BirdsYellow-legged GullLarus michahellis19/07/2016
    BirdsBlack-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa04/08/2016
    BirdsGoosanderMergus merganser04/03/2014
    BirdsRed KiteMilvus milvus11/09/2016
    BirdsGrey WagtailMotacilla cinerea31/08/2013
    BirdsYellow WagtailMotacilla flava07/07/2016
    BirdsSpotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata20/08/2015
    BirdsCurlewNumenius arquata22/03/2014
    BirdsWhimbrelNumenius phaeopus19/04/2016
    BirdsOspreyPandion haliaetus11/09/2016
    BirdsTree SparrowPasser montanus19/03/2013
    BirdsRuffPhilomachus pugnax17/05/2014
    BirdsChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita15/08/2015
    BirdsWillow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus31/08/2013
    BirdsGreen WoodpeckerPicus viridis10/02/2015
    BirdsGolden PloverPluvialis apricaria05/01/2013
    BirdsAmerican Golden PloverPluvialis dominica27/10/2015
    BirdsWillow TitPoecile montanus01/03/2014
    BirdsMarsh TitPoecile palustris07/02/2018
    BirdsSand MartinRiparia riparia08/04/2016
    BirdsWhinchatSaxicola rubetra31/08/2013
    BirdsStonechatSaxicola torquata29/12/2003
    BirdsCommon TernSterna hirundo26/04/2017
    BirdsBlackcapSylvia atricapilla11/06/2016
    BirdsGarden WarblerSylvia borin25/08/2015
    BirdsWhitethroatSylvia communis20/04/2013
    BirdsLesser WhitethroatSylvia curruca23/04/2016
    BirdsLittle GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis10/09/2013
    BirdsShelduckTadorna tadorna14/06/2013
    BirdsWood SandpiperTringa glareola10/09/2013
    BirdsGreenshankTringa nebularia25/08/2015
    BirdsGreen SandpiperTringa ochropus06/07/2013
    BirdsRedshankTringa totanus02/07/2013
    BirdsRedwingTurdus iliacus01/10/2015
    BirdsFieldfareTurdus pilaris01/11/2016
    ButterfliesSmall TortoiseshellAglais urticae11/09/2016
    ButterfliesRed AdmiralVanessa atalanta11/09/2016
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesBrown HawkerAeshna grandis13/09/2019
    Dragonflies and DamselfliesWillow Emerald DamselflyChalcolestes viridis13/09/2019
    MammalsOtterLutra lutra16/02/2013
    MammalsNoctuleNyctalus noctula21/04/2013