Eye Brook Inflow
Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary
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].
Total species seen at this site: 79
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.
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
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.
the Rutland side is in Stoke Dry CP.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Willow Emerald Damselfly||Chalcolestes viridis||01/09/2020||Richard Pegler|
|Cattle Egret||Bubulcus ibis||07/08/2020||Mark Skevington|
|Willow Emerald Damselfly||Chalcolestes viridis||13/09/2019||Steve Mathers|
|Kingfisher||Alcedo atthis||13/09/2019||Steve Mathers|
|Brown Hawker||Aeshna grandis||13/09/2019||Steve Mathers|
|Willow Emerald Damselfly||Chalcolestes viridis||13/09/2019||Richard Pegler|
|Marsh Tit||Poecile palustris||07/02/2018||Ken Charity|
|Dunlin||Calidris alpina||07/02/2018||Ken Charity|
|Mallard||Anas platyrhynchos||22/06/2017||Rod Baker|
|Common Tern||Sterna hirundo||26/04/2017||PhilipCrowfoot|
|Blackcap||Sylvia atricapilla||04/04/2017||Rod Baker|
|Oystercatcher||Haematopus ostralegus||25/03/2017||Rod Baker|
|Great White Egret||Ardea alba||23/03/2017||Rod Baker|