Stanford Reservoir

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

Getting There

It lies in the valley of the River Avon, just to the south of South Kilworth and about 7km south west of Lutterworth. A permit, available from Severn Trent Water, is required for access to the grounds of the reservoir and the car park by the dam, off the minor road between South Kilworth and Stanford on Avon at SP596802.  Part of the reservoir can be viewed from from the minor road between South Kilworth and Welford, at the inflow (north east) end SP611811, without entering the grounds.

Status

Private but a permit to visit the site can be obtained from Ian Martindale: ian.martindale@severntrent.co.uk

Managed By
Severn Trent Water
Wild places

Total species seen at this site: 150

Description

Stanford Reservoir straddles the borders of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire with the larger part in Northamptonshire. It is the base of the Stanford Ringing Group so generates lots of records.

Wildlife Highlights

It has a good variety of wildfowl and in winter can attract Goosander in significant numbers. A number of rare birds have been seen here, including Golden Oriole and Spotted Crake. There is a winter gull roost and during migration times has proved to be a hotspot for terns, with records including Caspian and Whiskered Tern.

 

The records and images below may include those from adjacent sites if the grid reference submitted with these records overlaps the boundary of this Wild Place.

Latest records
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Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollis28/12/2020russmalin
Bearded TitPanurus biarmicus28/12/2020russmalin
Great White EgretArdea alba28/12/2020russmalin
Little EgretEgretta garzetta28/12/2020russmalin
SnipeGallinago gallinago28/12/2020russmalin
KingfisherAlcedo atthis28/12/2020russmalin
Water RailRallus aquaticus28/12/2020russmalin
Brown HawkerAeshna grandis30/08/2020Fulup
Colt's-footTussilago farfara21/03/2020Fulup
PhaceliaPhacelia tanacetifolia03/07/2019PhilipCrowfoot
Lady's BedstrawGalium verum03/07/2019PhilipCrowfoot
Grey Mining BeeAndrena cineraria23/06/2019Fulup
CuckooCuculus canorus21/04/2019PhilipCrowfoot
Grass SnakeNatrix natrix21/03/2019bruceywhite
SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus21/10/2018Fulup
Common RagwortJacobaea vulgaris21/10/2018Fulup
Herb-RobertGeranium robertianum21/10/2018Fulup
YarrowAchillea millefolium21/10/2018Fulup
Grey Mining BeeAndrena cineraria17/06/2018Fulup
OspreyPandion haliaetus07/04/2018Fulup
CootFulica atra07/04/2018Fulup
Reed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus07/04/2018Fulup
BuzzardButeo buteo07/04/2018Fulup
DaisyBellis perennis07/04/2018Fulup
Lesser CelandineFicaria verna07/04/2018Fulup
FieldfareTurdus pilaris07/04/2018Fulup
RedshankTringa totanus25/03/2018DaveGoldsmith
DunlinCalidris alpina25/03/2018DaveGoldsmith
PochardAythya ferina25/03/2018DaveGoldsmith
Common TernSterna hirundo20/08/2017PhilipCrowfoot
CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo20/08/2017PhilipCrowfoot
GreenshankTringa nebularia20/08/2017PhilipCrowfoot
Little EgretEgretta garzetta10/08/2017PhilipCrowfoot
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos10/08/2017PhilipCrowfoot
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola10/08/2017PhilipCrowfoot
SnipeGallinago gallinago07/08/2017PhilipCrowfoot
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa10/07/2017PhilipCrowfoot
OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus01/07/2017Rod Baker
Garden WarblerSylvia borin01/07/2017Rod Baker
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius01/07/2017Rod Baker
Sand MartinRiparia riparia01/07/2017Rod Baker
MallardAnas platyrhynchos01/07/2017Rod Baker
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus01/07/2017Rod Baker
ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita01/07/2017Rod Baker
SwiftApus apus01/07/2017Rod Baker
WhitethroatCorruca communis01/07/2017Rod Baker
Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus01/07/2017Rod Baker
Grasshopper WarblerLocustella naevia01/07/2017Rod Baker
WhitethroatCorruca communis01/07/2017Rod Baker
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus01/07/2017Rod Baker

Group Common name Latin name Last seen
Bees, Wasps, AntsGrey Mining BeeAndrena cineraria17/06/2018
Bees, Wasps, AntsRed-tailed BumblebeeBombus lapidarius28/07/2011
BeetlesCommon Red Soldier BeetleRhagonycha fulva28/07/2011
BirdsSparrowhawkAccipiter nisus15/10/2011
BirdsSedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus21/07/2011
BirdsReed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus01/07/2017
BirdsCommon SandpiperActitis hypoleucos27/08/2011
BirdsLong-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus18/04/2009
BirdsMandarinAix galericulata05/11/2011
BirdsSkylarkAlauda arvensis15/10/2011
BirdsKingfisherAlcedo atthis28/12/2020
BirdsRed-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufa28/07/2011
BirdsPintailAnas acuta15/10/2011
BirdsTealAnas crecca12/11/2011
BirdsWigeonAnas penelope15/10/2011
BirdsMallardAnas platyrhynchos01/07/2017
BirdsGarganeyAnas querquedula27/08/2011
BirdsWhite-fronted GooseAnser albifrons23/11/2011
BirdsGreylag GooseAnser anser28/07/2011
BirdsBar-headed GooseAnser indicus21/07/2003
BirdsRock PipitAnthus petrosus03/10/2003
BirdsSwiftApus apus01/07/2017
BirdsGreat White EgretArdea alba28/12/2020
BirdsGrey HeronArdea cinerea20/08/2011
BirdsTurnstoneArenaria interpres05/05/2017
BirdsShort-eared OwlAsio flammeus21/04/2012
BirdsLong-eared OwlAsio otus28/02/1982
BirdsPochardAythya ferina25/03/2018
BirdsCanada GooseBranta canadensis21/07/2011
BirdsBarnacle GooseBranta leucopsis30/10/2013
BirdsGoldeneyeBucephala clangula15/10/2011
BirdsBuzzardButeo buteo30/10/2013
BirdsDunlinCalidris alpina15/10/2011
BirdsKnotCalidris canuta27/08/2011
BirdsCurlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea15/10/2011
BirdsPectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos23/09/2011
BirdsLesser RedpollCarduelis cabaret05/11/2011
BirdsLinnetCarduelis cannabina28/07/2011
BirdsSiskinCarduelis spinus05/11/2011
BirdsLittle Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius01/07/2017
BirdsRinged PloverCharadrius hiaticula01/05/2017
BirdsBlack TernChlidonias niger01/05/2017
BirdsBlack-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus04/06/2011
BirdsStock DoveColumba oenas15/10/2011
BirdsWhitethroatCorruca communis01/07/2017
BirdsRavenCorvus corax27/08/2011
BirdsCuckooCuculus canorus28/04/2017
BirdsWhooper SwanCygnus cygnus05/05/2017
BirdsGreat Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major14/06/2008
BirdsLesser Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos minor04/05/1986
BirdsLittle EgretEgretta garzetta29/05/2017
BirdsReed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus07/04/2018
BirdsMerlinFalco columbarius12/01/2012
BirdsPeregrine FalconFalco peregrinus02/08/2011
BirdsHobbyFalco subbuteo20/08/2011
BirdsKestrelFalco tinnunculus20/08/2011
BirdsCootFulica atra07/04/2018
BirdsSnipeGallinago gallinago27/08/2011
BirdsJayGarrulus glandarius28/07/2011
BirdsOystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus01/07/2017
BirdsSwallowHirundo rustica24/04/2017
BirdsLittle GullHydrocoloeus minutus22/10/2011
BirdsBlack-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa10/07/2017
BirdsGrasshopper WarblerLocustella naevia29/06/2017
BirdsJack SnipeLymnocryptes minimus28/05/2017
BirdsGoosanderMergus merganser11/12/2009
BirdsRed KiteMilvus milvus29/05/2017
BirdsPied WagtailMotacilla alba03/12/2011
BirdsGrey WagtailMotacilla cinerea15/10/2011
BirdsYellow WagtailMotacilla flava27/08/2011
BirdsRed-crested PochardNetta rufina15/10/2011
BirdsCurlewNumenius arquata24/10/2011
BirdsWhimbrelNumenius phaeopus28/04/2017
BirdsWheatearOenanthe oenanthe27/08/2011
BirdsOspreyPandion haliaetus24/07/2012
BirdsBearded TitPanurus biarmicus28/12/2020
BirdsTree SparrowPasser montanus20/08/2011
BirdsGrey PartridgePerdix perdix15/10/2011
BirdsCoal TitPeriparus ater15/11/2011
BirdsCormorantPhalacrocorax carbo21/07/2011
BirdsGrey PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius01/11/2003
BirdsPheasantPhasianus colchicus28/07/2011
BirdsRuffPhilomachus pugnax27/08/2011
BirdsChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita27/06/2017
BirdsWillow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus28/07/2011
BirdsGreen WoodpeckerPicus viridis28/07/2011
BirdsGolden PloverPluvialis apricaria24/10/2011
BirdsGrey PloverPluvialis squatarola01/05/2017
BirdsBlack-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollis28/12/2020
BirdsWillow TitPoecile montanus27/08/2011
BirdsMarsh TitPoecile palustris20/08/2011
BirdsBullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula26/02/2005
BirdsWater RailRallus aquaticus28/12/2020
BirdsAvocetRecurvirostra avosetta15/04/2003
BirdsSand MartinRiparia riparia09/06/2003
BirdsWoodcockScolopax rusticola17/12/2005
BirdsLittle TernSterna albifrons01/05/2017
BirdsCommon TernSterna hirundo20/08/2017
BirdsGarden WarblerSylvia borin27/06/2017
BirdsShelduckTadorna tadorna30/10/2013
BirdsSpotted RedshankTringa erythropus27/08/2011
BirdsWood SandpiperTringa glareola10/08/2017
BirdsGreenshankTringa nebularia20/08/2017
BirdsGreen SandpiperTringa ochropus29/06/2017
BirdsRedshankTringa totanus25/03/2018
BirdsRedwingTurdus iliacus15/10/2011
BirdsFieldfareTurdus pilaris07/04/2018
BirdsMistle ThrushTurdus viscivorus15/11/2011
BirdsLapwingVanellus vanellus27/08/2011
ButterfliesPeacockAglais io28/07/2011
ButterfliesRingletAphantopus hyperantus01/07/2006
ButterfliesBrown ArgusAricia agestis11/08/2007
ButterfliesClouded YellowColias croceus06/08/2009
ButterfliesSpeckled WoodPararge aegeria20/08/2011
ButterfliesGreen-veined WhitePieris napi24/07/2004
Dragonflies and DamselfliesBrown HawkerAeshna grandis30/08/2020
Dragonflies and DamselfliesMigrant HawkerAeshna mixta29/09/2009
Dragonflies and DamselfliesCommon Blue DamselflyEnallagma cyathigerum28/07/2011
FishPikeEsox lucius02/10/2003
FliesTachina fera20/08/2011
FungiJelly Ear FungusAuricularia auricula-judae23/06/2012
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesCommon ReedPhragmites australis04/06/2011
Grasses, Rushes & SedgesBulrushTypha latifolia28/07/2011
HoverfliesMarmalade HoverflyEpisyrphus balteatus28/07/2011
MammalsStoatMustela erminea21/04/2012
MammalsGrey SquirrelSciurus carolinensis28/07/2011
ReptilesGrass SnakeNatrix natrix07/06/2008
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersMyrobalan PlumPrunus cerasifera28/07/2011
Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBlackthornPrunus spinosa20/08/2011
WildflowersYarrowAchillea millefolium21/10/2018
WildflowersWild AngelicaAngelica sylvestris20/08/2011
WildflowersDaisyBellis perennis07/04/2018
WildflowersSpear ThistleCirsium vulgare28/07/2011
WildflowersGreat WillowherbEpilobium hirsutum28/07/2011
WildflowersLesser CelandineFicaria verna07/04/2018
WildflowersMeadowsweetFilipendula ulmaria28/07/2011
WildflowersLady's BedstrawGalium verum03/07/2019
WildflowersHerb-RobertGeranium robertianum21/10/2018
WildflowersYellow IrisIris pseudacorus04/06/2011
WildflowersCommon RagwortJacobaea vulgaris21/10/2018
WildflowersPhaceliaPhacelia tanacetifolia07/06/2011
WildflowersCommon SorrelRumex acetosa28/07/2011
WildflowersBittersweetSolanum dulcamara28/07/2011
WildflowersGoat's-beardTragopogon pratensis28/07/2011
WildflowersRed CloverTrifolium pratense28/07/2011
WildflowersWhite CloverTrifolium repens28/07/2011
WildflowersScentless MayweedTripleurospermum inodorum20/08/2011
WildflowersColt's-footTussilago farfara21/03/2020
Woodlice, CrustaceansCrangonyx pseudogracilis25/10/2016
Woodlice, CrustaceansDemon ShrimpDikerogammarus haemobaphes25/10/2016