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

Great White Egret Ardea alba


Great White Egret photographed at Claire Mare [CLA] on 29/10/2020. Photo: © Mike Cunningham
  Great White Egret photographed at Claire Mare [CLA] on 29/10/2020 Photo: © Mike Cunningham (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 Claire Mare [CLA] on 29/10/2020. Photo: © Mike Cunningham
Great White Egret photographed at Claire Mare [CLA] on 29/10/2020. Photo: © Mike Cunningham (visit site)

Great White Egret photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 7/9/2020. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Great White Egret photographed at Pleinmont [PLE] on 7/9/2020. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Great White Egret photographed at Vale Pond [VAL] on 15/9/2019. Photo: ©  Rockdweller
Great White Egret photographed at Vale Pond [VAL] on 15/9/2019. Photo: © Rockdweller (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 Claire Mare [CLA] on 29/10/2020. Photo: © Mike Cunningham
Great White Egret photographed at Claire Mare [CLA] on 29/10/2020. Photo: © Mike Cunningham (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)

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 Vale Pond [VAL] on 7/10/2020. Photo: © Dave Carre
Great White Egret photographed at Vale Pond [VAL] on 7/10/2020. Photo: © Dave Carre (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 Vale Pond [VAL] on 15/9/2019. Photo: ©  Rockdweller
Great White Egret photographed at Vale Pond [VAL] on 15/9/2019. Photo: © Rockdweller (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 Vale Pond [VAL] on 17/9/2020. Photo: © Julie Davis
Great White Egret photographed at Vale Pond [VAL] on 17/9/2020. Photo: © Julie Davis (visit site)

Great White Egret photographed at Vale Pond [VAL] on 15/9/2019. Photo: © Mark Lawlor
Great White Egret photographed at Vale Pond [VAL] on 15/9/2019. Photo: © Mark Lawlor (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)

 


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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
Great White Egret Longis Common 7/7/2017 1
Great White Egret Longis Common 7/7/2017 1
Great White Egret Rose Farm, Alderney 9/8/2017 1
Great White Egret Rose Farm, Alderney 9/8/2017 1
Great White Egret Longis Bay 14/10/2017 1
Great White Egret Longis Bay 14/10/2017 1
Great White Egret Longis Bay 14/10/2017 1
Great White Egret Mannez Quarry 15/10/2017 1
Great White Egret Mannez Quarry 30/10/2017 1
Great White Egret Mannez Quarry 30/10/2017 1
Great White Egret Mannez Quarry 30/10/2017 1
Great White Egret Longis Bay 24/11/2017 1
Great White Egret Longis Bay 24/11/2017 1
Great White Egret Longis Bay 21/6/2018 1
Great White Egret Longis Common - ABO Daily Census 4/9/2018 1
Great White Egret Longis Pond 8/10/2018 1
Great White Egret Tourgis Hill 9/10/2018 1
Great White Egret Longis Bay 10/10/2018 1
Great White Egret Fort Albert 11/10/2018 1
Great White Egret Longstore [LOG] 7/4/2019 1
Great White Egret Longis Common - ABO Daily Census 16/4/2019 1
Great White Egret Longis Common - ABO Daily Census 29/5/2019 1
Great White Egret Vale Pond [VAL] 15/9/2019 2
Great White Egret Vale Pond [VAL] 15/9/2019 2
Great White Egret Little Russell [LIT] 1/8/2020 1
Great White Egret Pleinmont [PLE] 7/9/2020 2
Great White Egret Little Russell [LIT] 16/9/2020 3
Great White Egret Vale Pond [VAL] 17/9/2020 1
Great White Egret Vale Pond [VAL] 17/9/2020 1
Great White Egret Vale Pond [VAL] 17/9/2020 1
Great White Egret Vale Pond [VAL] 17/9/2020 1
Great White Egret Vale Pond [VAL] 17/9/2020 1
Great White Egret Vale Pond [VAL] 17/9/2020 1
Great White Egret Vale Pond [VAL] 17/9/2020 1
Great White Egret Vale Pond [VAL] 17/9/2020 1
Great White Egret Vale Pond [VAL] 17/9/2020 1
Great White Egret Vale Pond [VAL] 17/9/2020 1
Great White Egret Vale Pond [VAL] 17/9/2020 1
Great White Egret Vale Pond [VAL] 17/9/2020 1
Great White Egret L'Eree [LER] 19/9/2020 1
Great White Egret Vale Pond [VAL] 7/10/2020 1
Great White Egret Vale Pond [VAL] 7/10/2020 1
Great White Egret Mt. Herault [MHE] 14/10/2020 1
Great White Egret Pleinmont [PLE] 14/10/2020 1
Great White Egret Pleinmont [PLE] 14/10/2020 1
Great White Egret Rocquaine [ROC] 15/10/2020 1
Great White Egret Pleinmont [PLE] 17/10/2020 1
Great White Egret Pleinmont [PLE] 17/10/2020 1
Great White Egret Rocquaine [ROC] 18/10/2020 1
Great White Egret Claire Mare [CLA] 19/10/2020 1
Great White Egret Rue des Laurens 20/10/2020 1
Great White Egret Claire Mare [CLA] 29/10/2020 1
Great White Egret Claire Mare [CLA] 29/10/2020 1
Great White Egret Claire Mare [CLA] 29/10/2020 1
Great White Egret Claire Mare [CLA] 29/10/2020 1
Great White Egret Shingle Bank [SHI] 30/10/2020 1
Great White Egret Claire Mare [CLA] 30/10/2020 1
Great White Egret Lihou Causeway [LCA] 2/11/2020 1