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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.

Sunday 29th November 2020

Gloucester    The male BLACK REDSTART still on the SE side of Gloucester Cathedral today. (Simon Ashley). Frampton    At the pools a Little Owl calling, three female Goldeneyes, 77 Tufted Ducks, 157 Gadwalls, 22 Shovelers, 37 Wigeon, four Pochards, … Continue reading

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Saturday 28th November 2020

Frampton     A pair of Egyptian Geese still on Court Lake today. At Splatt Bridge four Little Egrets, a Buzzard, four Shelducks, c100 Redwings, two Song Thrushes, a Nuthatch, 20 Goldfinches, five Long-tailed Tits and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. Cas … Continue reading

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Friday 27th November 2020

Cheltenham     At Pittville Park today birds included Long-tailed tits, a Goldcrest, a Great Crested Grebe, a drake Mandarin and a male Kingfisher. (Alan McIlquham).

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Thursday 26th November 2020

Gloucester    A male BLACK REDSTART still on the SE side of Gloucester Cathedral today until 2pm at least, also a Grey Wagtail and a Pied Wagtail. (Dave Stone). This morning at Horsebere Brook Flood Storage Area three Moorhens, a … Continue reading

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Wednesday 25th November 2020

Gloucester     The male BLACK REDSTART still on Gloucester Cathedral today favouring the SE side. (Duncan Dine). Quedgeley     A garden Treecreeper again this afternoon. (Paul Masters). Frampton     Five CATTLE EGRETS over the village this evening. (Gordon Hodgson). Saul … Continue reading

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Tuesday 24th November 2020

Frampton/Saul     Four CATTLE EGRETS over the village at 7:30am. From the towpath N of Splatt Bridge five Goosanders flew towards pools, 167 Lapwings, seven Black-tailed Godwits, 63 Linnets, 162 Fieldfares and 70 Redwings and two Redshanks. Later four CATTLE … Continue reading

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Monday 23rd November 2020

Frampton    A male MERLIN on the foreshore from Splatt Bridge this morning. Also a Buzzard, three Little Egrets, two Kingfishers and a Grey Heron. (Keith Davies/Martin Price). Five CATTLE EGRETS and six Little Egrets over garden early this morning. … Continue reading

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Sunday 22nd November 2020

Stonehouse     A FIRECREST early afternoon in a yew tree near the old Standish hospital in Horsemarling Lane. (Alan Jones). Three Little Grebes on the canal near Bonds Mill, a Green Woodpecker calling, five Redwings and several Pied Wagtails over. … Continue reading

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Saturday 21st November 2020

Tarlton     A ringtail HEN HARRIER flushed near Hailey Wood it flew off fast then it came back and flapped over the fields disturbing c10 Skylarks and 20+ Starlings  then flew off. (Rob Curtis). Cotswold Water Park West    Three … Continue reading

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Friday 20th November 2020

Fretherne     A male MERLIN hunting and then crossing river, halfway between Fretherne and Arlingham on the Severn Way. (Roy Widgery). Forest of Dean     A LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER in Blakeney this morning. (Ted Harris). Frampton     This afternoon at … Continue reading

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