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.

Monday 23rd May 2022

WWT Slimbridge     At Middle Point two SPOONBILLS, two Little Egrets, a breeding plumage Curlew Sandpiper, two Avocets, a breeding plumage Turnstone, 95 Ringed Plovers, 29 Sanderlings, 63 Dunlins, three Whimbrels, an Oystercatcher and eight Curlews.  (Slimbridge Sightings/Les Ditchburn). North … Continue reading

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Sunday 22nd May 2022

Highnam Woods     Two Nightingales singing this morning and three this evening but not strongly. Also a Marsh Tit today. (Jonathan Bull/Andy Jayne). Awre     This afternoon six Sanderlings, eight Dunlins, nine Ringed Plovers, two Whimbrels, a Common Sandpiper, an … Continue reading

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Saturday 21st May 2022

WWT Slimbridge    Two Mediterranean Gulls on South Lake. The Egyptian Goose still on Tack Piece, from Robbie Garnett hide, with Greylags. Four unringed Common Cranes still on the Dumbles. Two immature SPOONBILLS and a drake GARGANEY still from Zeiss … Continue reading

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Friday 20th May 2022

WWT Slimbridge     A pair of Little Ringed Plovers with one chick still on the Rushy, a summer-plumage Golden Plover on the Tack Piece from the Summer Walkway. Two immature SPOONBILLS on the Top New Piece. Four unringed Common Cranes … Continue reading

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Thursday 19th May 2022

WWT Slimbridge     The drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL this morning best seen from the Zeiss hide, appears to be paired up with a female Eurasian Teal. At high tide from the Estuary tower this morning 69+ Dunlins, 20+ Sanderlings, 11 Ringed … Continue reading

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Wednesday 18th May 2022

WWT Slimbridge     The drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL from Zeiss hide again but can be elusive. Also two immature SPOONBILLS still and two GARGANEYS. The pair of Little Ringed Plovers on the Rushy now only have one chick. (Slimbridge Sightings/Pete Churton). The … Continue reading

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Tuesday 17th May 2022

WWT Slimbridge    Two immature SPOONBILLS on the Top New Piece, a drake GARGANEY and the GREEN-WINGED TEAL on the Bottom New Piece. On the Rushy the pair of Little Ringed Plovers have two chicks, the Common Cranes have two … Continue reading

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Monday 16th May 2022

WWT Slimbridge     A TEMMINCK’S STINT on the Rushy for most of the day. (Martin McGill). Later another TEMMINCK’S STINT showing from Zeiss hide. Also two drake GARGANEYS and two SPOONBILLS there. (James Robinson). The drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL again on … Continue reading

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Sunday 15th May 2022

WWT Slimbridge     An OSPREY flew across the Severn towards Awre from WWT at 8:05am. A Turnstone at Middle Point at high tide. Two LITTLE TERNS fishing off Middle Point at midday. (Martin McGill). The second-calendar year LITTLE GULL around … Continue reading

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Saturday 14th May 2022

Saul Warth     This morning at high tide c400 Dunlins, c350 Ringed Plover c350 and c50 Sanderling, six Curlews, three Whimbrels, four Oystercatchers, two Common Terns, a second calendar year LITTLE GULL and a Yellow Wagtail. (Gordon Hodgson/MK). Also a … Continue reading

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