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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 and most recently South Africa.

Tuesday 19th June 2018

Walmore Common     A female/immature Marsh Harrier today, also a Little Egret. (Andy Pierce).

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Monday 18th June 2018

Longlevens     A Red Kite over at 1:25pm today. (Dave Stone). Rodborough     Three juvenile Great Spotted Woodpeckers on garden feeders at Little London this morning, also two small Grass Snakes under tin sheets. (Nigel Denman).

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Sunday 17th June 2018

Lightpill     A Red Kite over the old Kitesnest Pub by B&Q today. (Giles Diggle). Probably the same bird over Rodborough shortly afterwards. (Seb Buckton). WWT Slimbridge     Six Mediterranean Gulls on the Rushy today. (Andy Jordan).

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Saturday 16th June 2018

Frampton pools     A GREAT WHITE EGRET, a Mediterranean Gull, 11 Common Terns, a Yellow-legged Gull, 20+ Swifts, 118 Barnacle Geese, 61 Canada Geese, 71 Greylags, 91 Mute Swan, a Cuckoo, a Little Egret, three Oystercatchers and a Grey Wagtail today. … Continue reading

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Friday 15th June 2018

Leighterton     A Red Kite over at 12:30pm today. (Martin Saunders). Awre     20 Magpies together in one field, also two Bullfinches, a Buzzard and eight Swifts. (Dave Smith).

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Thursday 14th June 2018

Frampton pools     On Court field a pair of Oystercatchers with two fledged young, also 14 Swifts, a Cuckoo and seven Common Terns today. (Nick Goatman). Hazelcote area     Five Corn Buntings, including three singing males, 500m S from ST845957 … Continue reading

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Wednesday 13th June 2018

WWT Slimbridge     A male GARGANEY from Knott hide again today. (Giles Diggle). At least seven Mediterranean Gulls today on the Rushy two first summers, three second summers (one with a yellow ring) and two adults. (Rich Hearn). Frampton pools     A Red … Continue reading

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