Category
A
Status
Vagrant
Breeding status
First Record
1996
Last Recorded
1998

Great White Egret Ardea alba


Great White Egret photographed at Rue des Bergers on 2/8/2015. Photo: © karl robins
  Great White Egret photographed at Rue des Bergers on 2/8/2015 Photo: © karl robins (visit site)

Great White Egrets have never been a common bird in Euriope, but they are now undergoing an increase. Fifty years ago small numbers bred in Austria and the Balkans but over the past 20 years numbers have increased and since 1978 birds have bred in Holland and increasing numbers are appearing in northern France.

There are two records from Guernsey, both seen on a single day at west coast locations. The first was seen initially at Fort Le Crocq and then refound later the same day at Fort Hommet. The second record was also from Fort Le Crocq .

1996: 1 at Fort Le Crocq, 26th October

1998: 1 at Fort Le Crocq, 31st January



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Great White Egret photographed at Rue des Bergers on 2/8/2015. Photo: © karl robins
Great White Egret photographed at Rue des Bergers on 2/8/2015. Photo: © karl robins (visit site)

Great White Egret photographed at Rue des Bergers [BER] on 7/6/2014. Photo: © Dan Scott
Great White Egret photographed at Rue des Bergers [BER] on 7/6/2014. Photo: © Dan Scott (visit site)

Great White Egret photographed at Rue des Bergers [BER] on 7/6/2014. Photo: © Dan Scott
Great White Egret photographed at Rue des Bergers [BER] on 7/6/2014. Photo: © Dan Scott (visit site)

Great White Egret photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 27/9/2015. Photo: © Wayne Turner
Great White Egret photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 27/9/2015. Photo: © Wayne Turner (visit site)

Great White Egret photographed at Longis, Alderney on 9/7/2015. Photo: © Bill Black
Great White Egret photographed at Longis, Alderney on 9/7/2015. Photo: © Bill Black (visit site)

Great White Egret photographed at Rue de Bergers N.R. on 2/8/2015. Photo: © karl robins
Great White Egret photographed at Rue de Bergers N.R. on 2/8/2015. Photo: © karl robins (visit site)

 


View database records (27)
Great White Egret Fort Le Crocq 23/10/1996 1
Great White Egret Fort Le Crocq 31/1/1998 1
Great White Egret Reservoir 9/8/1998 1
Great White Egret Lihou Island 25/3/2005 1
Great White Egret Perelle 21/4/2007 1
Great White Egret Claire Mare 3/8/2007 1
Great White Egret Colin Best NR [CNR] 7/10/2012 1
Great White Egret Fauxquets Valley [FAU] 7/10/2012 1
Great White Egret Claire Mare [CLA] 7/10/2012 2
Great White Egret Rue des Bergers [BER] 7/6/2014 2
Great White Egret Rue des Bergers [BER] 16/9/2014 1
Great White Egret Alderney [ALD] 30/9/2014 1
Great White Egret Alderney [ALD] 30/9/2014 1
Great White Egret Les Truchots, St. Andrews 24/12/2014 1
Great White Egret Longis Common, Alderney 9/7/2015 1
Great White Egret Pleinmont [PLE] 27/9/2015 1
Great White Egret Pleinmont [PLE] 27/9/2015 1
Great White Egret Pleinmont [PLE] 27/9/2015 1
Great White Egret Pleinmont [PLE] 27/9/2015 1
Great White Egret Fort Saumarez [FSA] 2/10/2015 1
Great White Egret Fort Saumarez [FSA] 2/10/2015 1
Great White Egret Rue des Bergers [BER] 6/7/2016 1
Great White Egret Rue des Bergers [BER] 6/7/2016 1
Great White Egret L'Eree [LER] 15/2/2017 1
Great White Egret Richmond [RIC] 16/2/2017 1
Great White Egret Shingle Bank [SHI] 10/3/2017 1
Great White Egret Les Effards, STS [EFF] 4/5/2017 1