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.

Wednesday 20th November 2019

Gloucester    Belated news of a male BLACK REDSTART on Gloucester Cathedral on Monday (18th), seen on the ground first then flew up onto the Cathedral. (Grove Sykes per Rob Curtis). WWT Slimbridge    A BITTERN showing very well out … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Tuesday 19th November 2019

WWT Slimbridge     Two BITTERNS today, one from the Zeiss hide and one from Van de Bovenkamp hide. From Kingfisher Hide on the Bottom New Piece 13 Bewick’s Swans, 37 White-fronted Geese and two juvenile Greenland White-fronted Geese. (Martin McGill). … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Monday 18th November 2019

Cirencester     Two Ring-necked Parakeets in the central Tesco car park in Farrell Close today at 4:20pm. They flew in together and sat in a tree in the main car park area. (Niki Oakley). Highnam Woods     This afternoon two Marsh Tits, three Nuthatches, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Sunday 17th November 2019

Tewkesbury     Two Green Sandpipers in flooded stubble fields next to Walton Cardiff Lane this morning. (Pete Long). Bourton-on-the-Water     A Water Rail heard at Greystones Farm GWT reserve and a Kingfisher on the gravel pit next door. (Andy Lewis). Frampton … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Saturday 16th November 2019

WWT Slimbridge     Two possibly three BITTERNS in front of the Zeiss hide today. On South Lake 111 Knot with a few Dunlins and Ruff amongst them and hundreds of Black-tailed Godwits. (Paul Cousins). On the Rushy at noon ten Bewick’s Swans, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Friday 15th November 2019

Saul     Both SHAGS roosted overnight at the grain mill. (Roy Widgery). A female RED-BREASTED MERGANSER N of Cadbury Bridge at Saul at 11:30am then flew down the canal towards Splatt Bridge. (Martin McGill/Paul Masters/MK). Pic by Mike. Frampton    … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Thursday 14th November 2019

Saul     This afternoon two SHAGS N of Cadbury Bridge by the flour mill, presumably the original bird and a ringed juvenile with blue ring on left leg, white ring on right leg, presumably the bird seen by Martin McGill … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized