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.

Tuesday 11th August 2020

Frampton     An OSPREY flew N over the village this morning. (Gordon Kirk). Reportedly seen fishing by a fisherman on the Blue Pool at the the top end of the Sailing Lake at 6:45pm. (per Nick Goatman). Around the pools … Continue reading

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Monday 10th August 2020

Cotswold Water Park West     A LITTLE TERN still on Pit 41 until 3:20pm at least. It does go missing and has been on Pit 74 in Wilts today, but soon returns. (Terry Grant).  WWT Slimbridge     A RING-BILLED GULL from … Continue reading

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Sunday 9th August 2020

Cotswold Water Park West     A LITTLE TERN remained on Pit 41 for it’s second day, most unusual for this species. Also 10+ Common Terns, nine Great Crested Grebes, three Little Grebes, a Kingfisher and three Little Egrets. (Mark Hobson/MK). … Continue reading

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Saturday 8th August 2020

Cotswold Water Park West     A CASPIAN TERN flew through Pit 41 N at 9am and wasn’t relocated. Also a LITTLE TERN on Pit 41 present until 5:45pm at least. (Dave Creber). Nailsworth      A RED-RUMPED SWALLOW flew S … Continue reading

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Friday 7th August 2020

Berkeley shore/pill     Early morning a Hobby, an adult Yellow-legged Gull, 11 Common Sandpipers, two Yellow Wagtails and two Wheatears. (Paul Taylor). WWT Slimbridge     The Spotted Redshank still on South Lake and two GARGANEYS from Zeiss hide. (Tim Jukes). … Continue reading

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Thursday 6th August 2020

Saul Warth     At high tide this morning a Crossbill heard, the first returning Wheatear, a Whinchat, two Stonechats, a Whitethroat, a Chiffchaff, a Reed Bunting, two Grey Wagtails, a female/immature Marsh Harrier hunting the shoreline, two Buzzards, a female … Continue reading

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Wednesday 5th August 2020

Saul Warth     This morning at high tide best birds were a female Redstart, 2+ Stonechats, a Whinchat, a Lesser Whitethroat, 11 Little Egrets, an adult Yellow-legged Gull and five Ravens. Also a COMMON SEAL briefly surfaced close inshore twice … Continue reading

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Tuesday 4th August 2020

Saul Warth     At high tide a Whinchat, a Stonechat, a Lesser Whitethroat, two Grey Wagtails, a Willow Warbler, two Chiffchaffs, 16 Goldfinches, a Kestrel and four Buzzards. On the river an adult ARCTIC TERN, 110 Curlews, ten Dunlins, 12 … Continue reading

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Monday 3rd August 2020

Frampton pools     A SPOTTED CRAKE seen briefly this evening. Also seven Little Egrets, four Common Terns and a juvenile Sparrowhawk. (Nick Goatman). Cirencester     A Wood Warbler today flycatching in the north edge of Moss’s Copse, Cirencester Park, SO9902. … Continue reading

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Sunday 2nd August 2020

Frampton pools     Two Whinchats, a Stonechat, 45 Chiffchaffs, 17 Blackcaps, five Willow Warblers, a Garden Warbler, 11 Whitethroats, two Yellow Wagtails, nine Reed Warblers, a Green Sandpiper, a Yellow-legged Gull and five Common Terns today. (Nick Goatman). At 7:44am … Continue reading

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