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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, South Africa and most recently Zimbabwe and Botswana.

Wednesday 19th February 2020

Cotswold Water Park West     An ICELAND GULL in the Pit 16 roost for 10 minutes only from 4:45pm, then it flew off. Also seen for 1 minute only yesterday. (Graham Lawlor). Pic by Graham. Calcot Farm     c35 Corn … Continue reading

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Tuesday 18th February 2020

Framilode     A Little Owl in willows at SO 75546 10414 at 3pm, very limited parking 50yds past here on the left towards Epney. (MK). Pic by Mike. Frampton pools     Two Shelducks over Court Lake, 110+ Tufted Ducks between … Continue reading

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Monday 17th February 2020

Saul    A CATTLE EGRET and 38+ Little Egrets in the horse paddocks to the right of the Arlingham road after (Cadbury) Bridge at SO 74171 08884 until 2:30pm at least. (MK). Pic by Mike. Saul Warth     At high … Continue reading

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Sunday 16th February 2020

Cotswold Water Park West     This afternoon in the roost at Pit 16 a first-winter CASPIAN GULL and an adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL. (Nigel Pleass). WWT Slimbridge     15 Avocets and a drake Goldeneye on South Lake this morning. (Paul Masters). … Continue reading

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Saturday 15th February 2020

Daglingworth     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE at Park Corner in the old quarry at SO9667104334 still today. Please park carefully. (Richard Williams). WWT Slimbridge     On the Tack piece 709 Wigeon, 14 Shovelers, 187 Barnacle Geese, 127 Curlews, 32 Redshanks, two Oystercatchers … Continue reading

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Friday 14th February 2020

Cherington     A Dipper at Cherington Pond, 80yds downstream from the bridge. (Roger Gillespie). WWT Slimbridge     A male Marsh Harrier flew S at 11:30am. (Dot Jones). Bentham     A Red Kite over at 9:50am. (Jane Mitchell).

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Thursday 13th February 2020

Cotswold Water Park West     This afternoon in the roost an adult and a first-winter CASPIAN GULL, two adult MEDITERRANEAN GULLS and a third-winter Yellow-legged Gull. Also three Goldeneyes (1m, 2f) and four Pochards (1m, 3f). (Graham Lawlor/MK). Forest of … Continue reading

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