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Great White Egret

Posted by pete marsh 
Great White Egret
November 08, 2019 08:13PM
It would be good to get a handle on how many are in our area as we have been lucky with this species which is still, along with Cattle Egret nationally reportable on RBA

1) Regular Holme bird
2) and 3) two seen regularly Colloway marsh
?4) possibly one of the above recently commuting to and from presumed Ashton Hall roost and the wetland on Heysham golf course - seen flying over Midd NR.
5) to 8). Four regularly Leighton?
Kent Estuary?
Lune valley - none seen for some time

Can anyone help to clarify the Leighton/Kent Est situation and also whether there are still two on Colloway in addition to the Heysham commuter

Thanks very much

Please can we leave this as a sticky?
Re: Great White Egret
November 09, 2019 08:20AM
Two regularly on the canal at Holme.
Re: Great White Egret
November 13, 2019 09:02AM
Do you know where these roost, please Steve ie head to and from Leighton or maybe Dallam? or elsewhere?
Re: Great White Egret
November 13, 2019 05:10PM
Probably Leighton Moss. I've seen them coming from that direction in the morning and heading back in the afternoon.
Re: Great White Egret
November 14, 2019 08:09AM
May I suggest it would be helpful to put sighting times on all reports to try to eliminate duplicate reporting.

Jeff B
Re: Great White Egret
November 17, 2019 12:02PM
Jeff - its all about finding the daytime feeding areas
Re: Great White Egret
February 14, 2020 12:34PM
Most days but not everyday, the GWE is in the fields, just as you leave the Burton In Kendal village (Kendal direction) very boggy fields with lots of channels on the edges. Its been calling there for at least 3 months to my knowledge, although I am told by birders that some days there are two GWE's
Re: Great White Egret
March 30, 2020 05:56PM
One Heaton Marsh this afternoon.
Re: Great White Egret
April 19, 2020 11:38AM
One on Barrow Scout this Am visible from the road as I cyclec by. Also Common Swift over the pools
Re: Great White Egret
May 29, 2020 07:02PM
Possibly saw 2 at Bazil Point, Overton today (29 March at 11am). Looked too big for a little egret, but bill and legs were dark.
Re: Great White Egret
July 08, 2020 06:58AM
08/07 - Single due E over the Crook at 06:02 today. My second record here.

Re: Great White Egret
September 11, 2020 06:02PM
One feeding Barrow Scout fields this morning. per Redders.
Re: Great White Egret
September 19, 2020 08:05PM
Eight counted emerging from Leighton roost this morning (J. Webb).....11 counted going into roost there this evening (S. Coyle).
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