Great White Egret

Recent sightings

DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
28/02/24Great White EgretHulcott1M Wallen
08:00
With it's smaller cousin. On private land with no access. .  
27/02/24Great White EgretTyringham Park1R Norris
16:30
 
26/02/24Great White EgretFloodplain Forest Nature Reserve (formerly Manor Farm)4R A Fowles
18:19
 
25/02/24Great White EgretBroughton, Aylesbury1R Billyard
14:34
Along Canal.  
25/02/24Great White EgretPadbury1M S Hunt
09:45
On floods.  
24/02/24Great White EgretRiver Great Ouse flood plain east of Buckingham1S Warnes
19:41
Standing majestically in a group of gull in flooded fields. Was ther for over half an hour. Not busy. SP708337.  
24/02/24Great White EgretLinford Reserve, Linford GPs1S Potter
12:00
On the flooded seasonal path.  
23/02/24Great White EgretBuckingham1M S Hunt
09:38
On floods by the Ouse first one ever here for me.  
20/02/24Great White EgretLinford Reserve, Linford GPs2C Coppock
12:24
On fishing lake.  
19/02/24Great White EgretFulmer Lake, Fulmer1M Milne
17:00
Spent a lot of its time perched in a dead tree with a grey heron, coming down to feed occasionally in flooded field by entrance road to farm. Can get spooked very easily when feeding. Watched as it flew over our heads and dropped into roost at 5:15. An amazing sight!  

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Records

YearDetails
2017Great White Egret, Buckinghamshire, No longer posted as a Rarity due to increased number of sightings. .
2016Great White Egret, Addington, 1st December, 1 on 1st Dec.
2016Great White Egret, Calvert, 28th October to 4th November, 1 28th Oct. 1 4th Nov.
2016Great White Egret, Wooburn Green, 20th September, 1 over on 20th Sep.
2016Great White Egret, Shabbington, 1st September, 1 over on 1st Sep.
2016Great White Egret, Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve (formerly Manor Farm), 19th January to 20th September, 1 over on 19th Jan. 1 regularly from 19th Aug to 20th Sep.
2016Great White Egret, Linford GPs, 1 0n 19th and 20th Mar. 1 on 20th Nov.
2015Great White Egret, Little Marlow GP, 14th March, 1 on 14th Mar. A colour ringed bird that was ringed at Besné, Loire Alantique, France on 13th May 2013.
2015Great White Egret, Linford GPs, 9th-18th January, 1-2 birds 9th -18th Jan.
2014Great White Egret, Lodge Hill, 5th November, Flying SW in fog.
2014Great White Egret, Old Wolverton, 30th October, Flew over Lathbury Road.
2014Great White Egret, College Lake, 31st August.
2014Great White Egret, Gayhurst Quarry, 10th August to 5th December, 1 on 10th Aug and on various dates until 5th Sep. Also on 30th Nov. The same individual then at Newport Pagnall on 30th Nov and at Linford on 2nd, 3rd and 5th Dec.
2014Great White Egret, Weston Turville Reservoir, 7th February, Flew over the reedbeds. Flew off towards Tring.
2013Great White Egret, Wendover, 14th December, Flew from a ditch in Halton Lane.
2013Great White Egret, Calvert, 19th November, A brief visit.
2013Great White Egret, Drayton Beauchamp, 10th August, Flew from Wilstone Res (Herts) into Bucks at Drayton Beauchamp.
2012Great White Egret, Chenies, 22nd December to 25th February 2013, In the Chenies/Latimer area.
2012Great White Egret, Buckland, 23rd-30th September, Flew into Wilstone reservoir (Herts) from Bucks on 23rd Sep, departing into Bucks on 30th. (presumed to be in the Buckland or Drayton Beauchamp area).
2011Great White Egret, Linford GPs, 3rd September to 22nd January 2012, Was also at other sites in the area.
2009Great White Egret, Marsworth Reservoir (Bucks section), 20th December, Flew over Marsworth/Startopsend Reservoirs .
2008Great White Egret, Hanslope, 2nd November, At Grafton Regis.
2008Great White Egret, College Lake, 11th April, 1 circled the lake.
2003Great White Egret, Buckland, 10th August, One flew from Wilstone Res (Herts) into Bucks airspace on 10th Aug. (presumed to be in the Buckland or Drayton Beauchamp area).
1994Great White Egret, Linford Reserve, Adult, 22nd February to 2nd March, Probably the same individual as seen in Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. .