Author Archives: The Gloster Birder

About The Gloster Birder

My name is Mike King and have lived all my life in Gloucestershire. I am happiest birding around Frampton but I especially love Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. I have birded all over Europe, in the U.S.A. and Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Belize, Mexico, Dominican Republic, The Gambia, Cape Verde, South Africa and most recently Zimbabwe and Botswana.

Friday 17th August 2018

Rodley     Eight Yellow Wagtails and two Whinchats this morning. (Dave Smith). WWT Slimbridge     The Wood Sandpiper still from Robbie Garnett hide. (Dot Jones). A Nuthatch in the Spinney next to the Zeiss hide today, a site rarity. (Slimbridge Sightings). Early … Continue reading

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Thursday 16th August 2018

WWT Slimbridge     The Short-eared Owl and Marsh Harrier quartering Dumbles and the Wood Sandpiper still from Robbie Garnett hide today. (Slimbridge Sightings). May Hill     A flock of 12+ Mistle Thrushes in the village today. (Rob Guest). Saul Warth    … Continue reading

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Wednesday 15th August 2018

North Cotswolds     Two recently fledged Hobbies today. (Richard Tyler). Pics by Richard. Frampton     At the Sailing Lake this morning 70+ Sand Martins and 12+ Swifts. (Roy Bircher). WWT Slimbridge     A juvenile Wood Sandpiper feeding on the Top New … Continue reading

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Tuesday 14th August 2018

Forest of Dean     Still a male and female Nightjar tonight, the male churring and displaying. (Martin Vaisey). Frampton pools     A Yellow-legged Gull, three Common Terns, two Ravens, a Reed Warbler still with young and Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler … Continue reading

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Monday 13th August 2018

Frampton     34 Black-tailed Godwits, a Whimbrel and a juvenile Whinchat from Splatt Bridge this evening. (Gordon Hodgson). Eastington     20+ Swifts and a Hobby over today. (Nick Goatman). WWT Slimbridge     The Short-eared Owl hunting over the Dumbles this … Continue reading

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Sunday 12th August 2018

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning a female Gadwall with five nearly full-grown juveniles on the canal, 15 Teal, two Shovelers, six Grey Herons, 12 Green Sandpipers, two juvenile Redshanks, seven Snipe, 120 Swallows, two Lesser Whitethroats, three Whitethroats, two … Continue reading

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Saturday 11th August 2018

Saul Warth     This afternoon 107 Curlews, five Black-tailed Godwits, two adult  Yellow-legged Gulls, six Common Terns (3 juvs) and a Willow Warbler. (Gordon Hodgson). WWT Slimbridge     A Short-eared Owl hunting over Dumbles this morning viewed from Holden Tower. (Slimbridge … Continue reading

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