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You searched for all sightings reported between 01/01/2021 and 31/12/2021.

DateSpeciesSiteCountObserver
29/12/21Great White EgretNew workings, Moor Green Lakes1R Murfitt
14:30
Opposite grey box. Please only view from the public footpath.  
28/12/21Great White EgretPadworth Lane GP1K E Moore
14:45
On both E.and N. shores.  
26/12/21Great White EgretPadworth Lane GP1K E Moore
15:30
Initially on E.side and then flew to N.bank.  
23/12/21Great White EgretPadworth Lane GP1K E Moore
15:00
On E.edge and walked round to N.edge.  
19/12/21Great White EgretPadworth Lane GP1P Bright-Thomas
13:05
On N shore.  
18/12/21Great White EgretPadworth Lane GP1K E Moore
14:45
Seen with Richard Collins Flying W. to E.and landed on E.edge.  
15/12/21Great White EgretFleethill Farm1J C Morgan
10:30
on 8. Private site, view only from footpath.  
13/12/21Great White EgretPadworth Lane GP1K E Moore
15:30
 
12/12/21Great White EgretPadworth Lane GP1A B Merrick
09:00
 
10/12/21Great White EgretPadworth Lane GP1K E Moore
16:15
Initially seen on E.edge,then flew to just W.of second beach.The large yellow dagger bill was a bit of a giveaway on an all white Grey Heron sized bird.  
08/12/21Great White EgretReading1A B Tomczynski
11:03
Driving west along Vastern Road, by Railway station, saw large egret flying SW over road low enough for me to see yellow bill and black feet. Still visible when I turned south on IDR. Then seen again after railway bridge being Mobbed by Herring gull which was obviously smaller.  
04/12/21Great White EgretLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1R Reedman
08:45
On bund.  
03/12/21Great White EgretLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1S K Proddow
13:45
 
30/11/21Great White EgretLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1B Crathorne
15:00
 
30/11/21Great White EgretLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1L R Blundell
12:25
In front of Bittern hide.  
28/11/21Great White EgretLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1R C Watts
11:30
 
24/11/21Great White EgretLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1B T Bennett
10:50
On scrape.  
20/11/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1N Cleere
11:00
ad. seen with MJD.  
18/11/21Great White EgretLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1R Marsh
11:15
Around the scrape at Bittern hide.  
17/11/21Great White EgretLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1B T Bennett
09:23
On scrape.  
16/11/21Great White EgretFleethill Farm1J C Morgan
10:15
Private site, view only from footpath.  
16/11/21Great White EgretLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1S K Proddow
10:45
On bund.  
15/11/21Great White EgretLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1R Marsh
11:15
On the bund in front of Bittern hide.  
15/11/21Great White EgretLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1B Crathorne
09:45
From Bittern Hide then flew off and seen 10 mins later from Teal Hide.  
14/11/21Great White EgretLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1D A MacKenzie Dodds
16:10
Thanks to the chaps in the bittern hide for the use of the telescope and help in general for my (99 year list) son.  
14/11/21Great White EgretLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1F J Cottington
08:40
On Tern scrape.  
13/11/21Great White EgretLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1P Bright-Thomas
16:30
Fishing on N shore from Bittern hide.  
12/11/21Great White EgretFleethill Farm1J M Clark
12:30
Private site, view only from footpath.  
09/11/21Great White EgretKennet and Avon Canal3M Kalveitis
Seen from towpath between Hungerford Bridge and Dunn Mill Lock. SU345683.  
02/11/21Great White EgretFleethill Farm1J D Savage
16:10
With a couple of grey herons in a dead tree behind the pond with multiple islands. Private site, view only from footpath.  
30/10/21Great White EgretLea Farm Lake1J E Warren
Pics on Berks Ornithological Club Facebook page. SU781733.  
31/10/21Great White EgretLavell's Lake, Dinton Pastures CP1D Broadbridge
15:46
 
19/10/21Great White EgretMoor Green Lakes1R F Milligan
09:50
CLN.  
19/10/21Great White EgretFleethill Farm2J C Morgan
10:30
Seen with RD. Private site, view only from footpath.  
18/10/21Great White EgretLea Farm Lake1A B Tomczynski
11:00
One of the three still present today.  
17/10/21Great White EgretLea Farm Lake3F J Cottington
13:45
First notified by Peter Scudamore, present all afternoon. Video at https://youtu.be/j8YqmcQVsNs.  
17/10/21Great White EgretMoor Green Lakes1R J Godden
09:30
CLN.  
15/10/21Great White EgretColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes1R Murfitt
10:00
On Tern island then flew to Plover island.  
12/10/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP3N Cleere
10:15
ad. back again.  
10/10/21Great White EgretGrove Lake, Moor Green Lakes1E Charlson
12:25
 
08/10/21Great White EgretColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes1D East
15:30
seen later on Grove Lake.  
04/10/21Great White EgretFleethill Farm2J C Morgan
10:00
Seen with RD. Private site, view only from footpath.  
03/10/21Great White EgretFleethill Farm1J C Morgan
08:45
on pit 6. Private site, view only from footpath.  
02/10/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP3N Cleere
10:00
ad. highest count at site.  
01/10/21Great White EgretFleethill Farm1J D Savage
17:20
In one of the dead trees at the west end of the lake with islands. Private site, view only from footpath.  
29/09/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1G Stewart
15:40
 
29/09/21Great White EgretFleethill Farm1R F Milligan
12:15
s/w CG. Private site, view only from footpath.  
25/09/21Great White EgretNewbury town centre2K G White
06:35
Flying over the Wharf west along the Kennet. SU472671.  
24/09/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1I Quelch
16:30
 
22/09/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP2G Stewart
15:30
 
18/09/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1N Cleere
10:25
ad.  
10/09/21Great White EgretFleethill Farm1J C Morgan
10:30
on 5 seen with RD. Private site, view only from footpath.  
08/09/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1G Stewart
17:00
 
08/09/21Great White EgretFleethill Farm1J C Morgan
10:00
on 7 flew off along river towards mgl. Private site, view only from footpath.  
07/09/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1N Cleere
10:30
ad.  
05/09/21Great White EgretNewbury BT Exchange2K G White
06:55
2 birds just flown past BT low along the Kennet going west. SU474669.  
03/09/21Great White EgretNewbury BT Exchange1K G White
06:48
Commuting West past BT following R.Kennet. SU474669.  
02/09/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1N Cleere
10:20
ad.  
01/09/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1G Stewart
15:30
 
31/08/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1N Cleere
10:18
ad.  
30/08/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP2N Cleere
10:00
ad.  
27/08/21Great White EgretNewbury1C Foster
18:50
Flying east. Seen by Rebecca Foster from our garden by the K&A canal. SU461670.  
28/08/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1N Cleere
09:40
ad.  
27/08/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP2N Cleere
09:40
ad.  
26/08/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP2N Cleere
09:00
ad.  
25/08/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1G Stewart
15:35
 
25/08/21Great White EgretNewbury BT Exchange1K G White
07:01
Just flown past BT exchange following R.Kennet going west. SU474669.  
24/08/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP2N Cleere
10:00
ad.  
22/08/21Great White EgretBeale Park, Lower Basildon1J Lerpiniere
09:27
SU629781.  
24/08/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP2R Collins
08:34
 
22/08/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1N Cleere
08:40
ad.  
21/08/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1N Cleere
09:30
ad.  
16/08/21Great White EgretStreatley1N J Bucknell
18:15
first seen flying south down the Thames just north of Cleeve Lock at a height of about 40ft, then seen on the ground by the marina at Cleeve Court at 18-33. It was gone when I returned shortly to photograph it. Grey Heron size, all yellow bill and all dark legs and feet all noted - first for Streatley.  
11/08/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1G Stewart
16:30
 
11/08/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1R Keel
10:37
SU499663.  
09/08/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1M J Dear
08:26
 
07/08/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1N Cleere
09:30
ad.  
05/08/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1N Cleere
10:15
ad.  
04/08/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1B Lyle
15:37
 
03/08/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1N Cleere
10:30
ad.  
01/08/21Great White EgretFleethill Farm1J C Morgan
08:45
Private site, view only from footpath.  
01/08/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1M J Dear
08:02
 
30/07/21Great White EgretLower Farm Trout Lake1D Andrews
11:47
 
29/07/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1I Quelch
15:00
 
28/07/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1G Stewart
15:15
 
28/07/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1N Cleere
10:00
ad.  
27/07/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1M J Dear
09:02
 
26/07/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1N Cleere
10:30
ad.  
25/07/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1M J Dear
08:33
 
24/07/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1N Cleere
09:34
ad. flew off east at this time.  
22/07/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1G Stewart
13:30
 
22/07/21Great White EgretLower Farm GP1N Cleere
09:30
ad.  
15/06/21Great White EgretFleethill Farm1J D Savage
19:00
Flew in from the west. Visited the lake with multiple islands for a couple of minutes then parked itself in a dead tree at the back. Still there at 19:20. Private site, view only from footpath.  
02/06/21Great White EgretFobney Meadow1S Robertson
07:58
Flying over, heading north east.  
31/05/21Great White EgretSpeen, Newbury1I Quelch
11:00
200 yards west of water treatment works in stream. SU459674.  
18/05/21Great White EgretThames Meadows, Purley1M Winkworth
19:00
Still this evening inside the fence near wooded area at Spring Farm observed from path alongside the Thames.  
12/05/21Great White EgretPangbourne STW1M Winkworth
19:30
Just over the fence into Spring Farm, observed from footpath next to Sulham Brook.  
04/05/21Great White EgretSheffield Bottom1A B Merrick
17:58
Fishing in small pond to north of canal halfway between Sheffield Bottom and Garston locks viewed from canal path.  
30/04/21Great White EgretMain Pit, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
06:37
In flight south then west with progress impeded by pylon lines.  
27/04/21Great White EgretHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
20:26
Over from the west and joined by 3 vocal Grey Herons. Couldn't determine for sure whether it was in the Main Pit roost.  
19/04/21Great White EgretNewbury1C Foster
20:00
Marshy area between the leisure centre and the old railway line. Flew in to roost at about this time. SU459673.  
17/04/21Great White EgretSpeen, Newbury1B Hotchkis
20:37
immature/non-breeding/winter. Between old railway and Northcroft Leisure Centre. All yellow bill hence not sure whether immature, non-breeding or winter plumage. Seen initially in water, then in tree.  
16/04/21Great White EgretBottom Lane GP (W), Theale GPs1A B Merrick
08:33
Flew up from margins and flew west and not relocated. Also, 1 Little Egret.  
10/04/21Great White EgretBottom Lane GP, Theale GPs1A B Merrick
10:58
Flew from Bottom Lane east towards Hosehill.  
09/04/21Great White EgretBucklebury1D Reynolds
15:00
Flew up from river bank and was immediately overhead. Then flew north west along Pang valley and not seen again. Four Little Egrets were found near Frilsham in the search to relocate it.  
09/04/21Great White EgretHosehill Lake, Theale GPs1R Addison
14:43
Flew west over the lake and lost to view over Bottom lane area.  
02/04/21Great White EgretBattlemead Common1B D Clews
15:00
per John Lloyd Parry.  
31/03/21Great White EgretCrookham Pools, Crookham Common1C Worgan
09:15
 
23/03/21Great White EgretTemple1A D Bassett
12:00
Wintering bird still. From Bradenham Lane along stream.  
24/03/21Great White EgretBattlemead Common1D Fuller
12:11
ad. Seen on seasonal flood then walked into reed bed and not seen again. SU906836.  
22/03/21Great White EgretBisham1S Akkaraju
08:00
Off Bradenham Lane. SU842842.  
20/03/21Great White EgretFleethill Farm1J C Morgan
09:30
Private site, view only from footpath.  
12/03/21Great White EgretColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes1M Cooper
18:00
CLN.  
12/03/21Great White EgretThames Meadows, Purley1M J Smith
15:18
Remarkably still present, favouring ditch by bridge near whale bone sculpture, view from Thames path just west of Oratory school boat house. Head poking from ditch today, record shot taken.  
12/03/21Great White EgretFleethill Farm1J M Clark
11:45
Private site, view only from footpath.  
09/03/21Great White EgretTemple1S Akkaraju
09:32
SU840840.  
09/03/21Great White EgretSpencers Wood1D A Carter
07:08
Flying slowly over Lamb Lane this morning.  
08/03/21Great White EgretPurley on Thames, Reading1M J Smith
16:09
Distant views by the whale bone sculpture near to Springs Farm house, record shot taken.  
08/03/21Great White EgretColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes1R Addison
15:26
In the far East corner of CLN.  
06/03/21Great White EgretColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes1R Murfitt
07:47
N bank.  
27/02/21Great White EgretPadworth Lane floods1C McEwan
15:43
SU6167.  
26/02/21Great White EgretPadworth Lane floods1K E Moore
15:10
In far SE corner of floods.  
26/02/21Great White EgretPadworth Lane floods1M J Dear
15:30
 
24/02/21Great White EgretTemple1M F Walford
The Bucks bird has crossed the river to Temple Fields (per Dave Bevan).  
23/02/21Great White EgretSaltney Mead, Purley1A Taylor
15:15
On Springs Farm, just east of Sul brook and Saltney Mead. In horse paddock and also standing on surrounding fence for a time.  
22/02/21Great White EgretThames Meadows, Purley1M J Smith
15:00
Still present NW corner Spring Farm favouring drainage ditch near small copse, very camera shy, spooked by estate worker exercising dogs and flew to tall trees at Hardwick Hall, north of Thames.  
21/02/21Great White EgretThames Meadows, Purley1A Taylor
12:20
Preening in small tree by ditch on Springs Farm at far side of meadow opposite rowing club.  
20/02/21Great White EgretColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes1P Bright-Thomas
16:45
NW corner.  
20/02/21Great White EgretBattlemead Common1B D Clews
14:00
 
20/02/21Great White EgretThames Meadows, Purley1N J Bucknell
09:40
on ditch parallel to Thames at Springs Farm, on far side of field opposite the boathouse/rowing club. With 2 Grey Herons for easy size comparison, but other features easy to see (leg & bill colour). Still there at 11 am.  
19/02/21Great White EgretBradfield1G Salt
14:15
Fields just north east of Bradfield College. SU606730.  
15/02/21Great White EgretFleethill Farm1M Cooper
15:30
Private site, view only from footpath.  
14/02/21Great White EgretFleethill Farm1J C Morgan
10:30
Possibly two seen with RD. Private site, view only from footpath.  
12/02/21Great White EgretColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes2M Cooper
17:15
 
11/02/21Great White EgretMoor Green Lakes2R J Godden
14:00
On CLN.  
05/02/21Great White EgretColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes1M Cooper
15:50
CLN.  
01/02/21Great White EgretFleethill Farm1J M Clark
10:00
Private site, view only from footpath.  
31/01/21Great White EgretFleethill Farm1J C Morgan
09:00
Private site, view only from footpath.  
28/01/21Great White EgretPadworth Lane GP1K E Moore
15:00
 
26/01/21Great White EgretHungerford1C Burch
14:00
In the field, opposite and slightly east of Hungerford Garden Centre on A4. Visible as I drove past.  
25/01/21Great White EgretFobney Meadow1S Robertson
13:15
 
25/01/21Great White EgretMoor Green Lakes2R J Godden
10:30
On Plover Island, then flew off west.  
22/01/21Great White EgretFleethill Farm2J Needes
12:45
Peched high in different trees beyond the Western end of FHF. First time I have seen more than one in this area. Seen with EC. Private site, view only from footpath.  
17/01/21Great White EgretBottom Lane GP, Theale GPs1P Hickman
08:52
Flew over heading west.  
15/01/21Great White EgretMoor Green Lakes1R J Godden
09:00
CLN.  
15/01/21Great White EgretPadworth Lane GP1P Hickman
09:55
Flew from southern edge of pit to northern side.  
14/01/21Great White EgretColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes1E Charlson
13:13
Flew in from direction of East Fen, stayed a few minutes, then flew back. Was close to a Little Egret, so could easily compare size and colouration.  
13/01/21Great White EgretPadworth Lane GP1K E Moore
14:00
Flew from second beach and went west and landed in flooded woods.  
09/01/21Great White EgretMoor Green Lakes2R J Godden
08:15
CLN.  
04/01/21Great White EgretFleethill Farm1R J Godden
10:30
Private site, view only from footpath.  
02/01/21Great White EgretEnglefield1R Holder
15:00
Flew from River Pang direction over road South whilst I was driving. SU620733.  
03/01/21Great White EgretFleethill Farm1J M Clark
11:00
Private site, view only from footpath.  
02/01/21Great White EgretEnglefield1R Holder
15:00
Flew from River Pang direction over road South whilst I was driving. SU620733.  
02/01/21Great White EgretEnglefield1R Holder
15:00
Flew from River Pang direction over road South whilst I was driving. SU620733.  
02/01/21Great White EgretEnglefield1R Holder
15:00
Flew from River Pang direction over road South whilst I was driving. SU620733.  
01/01/21Great White EgretColebrook Lake, Moor Green Lakes1T A Guyatt
09:01
ad win. Standing on the N island in CLN at 09:00.