Little Egret

Recent sightings

DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
14/06/24Little EgretAmersham Flood Meadows1R W Seekins
09:15
 
11/06/24Little EgretBuckingham1M S Hunt
09:30
 
11/06/24Little EgretTattenhoe, Milton Keynes1H Appleyard
U-turning high over Water Spinney and heading south/southwest.  
10/06/24Little EgretWotton Lakes2J Roberts
15:17
Please note that this is a private site.  
10/06/24Little EgretFloodplain Forest Nature Reserve (formerly Manor Farm)2W Bush
11:12
 
07/06/24Little EgretLinford GPs2S Potter
10:00
Please note that a permit is required for access to this site.  
05/06/24Little EgretChalfont St Giles1J Edwards
11:38
On the flood off Mill Lane.  
05/06/24Little EgretWooburn Green1R Kirk
 
31/05/24Little EgretBuckingham2M S Hunt
09:30
 
30/05/24Little EgretLittle Marlow GP10J E Rose
08:30
At least 7 of these are juvs.  

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Records

YearDetails
1999Little Egret, Denham, 23rd-31st December, 3 from 23rd Dec into 2000 at Higher Denham.
1999Little Egret, Calvert, 2nd August.
1999Little Egret, Little Marlow GP, 23rd May to 8th August, 3 on 23rd May. 1 on 8th Aug.
1998Little Egret, Calvert, 16th August, 3 on 16th Aug were also considered to be of wild origin.
1998Little Egret, Willen Lakes, 11th August, 2 on 11th Aug were probably wild birds.
1998Little Egret, North Bucks, Further records of probable escaped birds.
1997Little Egret, North Bucks, Further records of probable escaped birds.
1996Little Egret, North Bucks, It is thought that one individual is responsible for many sightings in N Bucks during the year.   It is considered likely that this bird is an escapee from Weston Underwood in 1995.
1995Little Egret, Calvert, 7th October, An Egret on 7th Oct was thought to be of this species.
1995Little Egret, Marlow, 6th-15th July, 1 roosted regularly from 6th to 15th July.
1995Little Egret, Linford GPs, 17th June, Seen at Linford/Newport Pagnall/Emberton 1 on 17th Jun then 1-2 on various dates to the year end, probably the same individual/s and most likely escapees from Weston Underwood.
1995Little Egret, Haddenham, 19th May, An Egret on 19th May was thought to be of this species.
1994Little Egret, Lathbury, 25th November.
1994Little Egret, Willen Lakes, 6th August.
1993Little Egret, College Lake, 24th August.
1991Little Egret, Marlow, 26th March.
1989Little Egret, Buckland, 20th September, One on 20th Sep flew from Wilstone Res (Herts) into Bucks airspace (presumed Buckland or Drayton Beauchamp area).