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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.

Friday 15th October 2021

Saul Warth     A late Wheatear, four Little Egrets, 83+ Shelducks, eight Grey Plovers, two Ringed Plovers, two Little Stints, 200+ Dunlins, 142+ Curlews, three Stonechats, 70+ Goldfinches, two Chiffchaffs with 19 Long-tailed Tit, five Jays flew NW and a … Continue reading

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Thursday 14th October 2021

WWT Slimbridge     A GREY PHALAROPE on the Top New Piece from Zeiss hide at 9:25am then flew towards the river at 9:40am with no further sign. (Roberta Goodall). At high tide at Middle Point a Greenshank, an Avocet, four … Continue reading

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Wednesday 13th October 2021

Awre     This morning a Red Kite, a Mediterranean Gull, a Great White Egret, six Little Egret, two Grey Plovers, five Ringed Plovers, three Snipe, 28 Curlews, 28 Jays, including a flock of 20, a Rock Pipit, 71 Meadow Pipits, … Continue reading

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Tuesday 12th October 2021

Guscar/Aylburton     WeBS count today 40 Canada Geese, 70 Wigeon and 300 Teal (mostly in Cone Pill), five Mallards, seven Grey Herons, a Cormorant, 24 Lapwings, a Golden Plover, 400 Curlews, 22 Redshanks, a Green Sandpiper, 500 Black-headed Gulls, 25 Herring … Continue reading

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Monday 11th October 2021

Forest of Dean    No sign of shrike sp from dawn-10:30 in the Woorgreens/Crabtree Hill area. Five Crossbills, 20+ Lesser Redpolls, 20+ Siskins, 50+ Goldfinches, four Stonechats, six Jays, seven Mistle Thrushes and three Ravens. (MK). A Marsh Tit at … Continue reading

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Sunday 10th October 2021

Forest of Dean    A shrike sp seen again today briefly at 9:30am at SO 63393 13065 by the ringing team, and thought to be probably juvenile Woodchat. (Rob Husbands/Harriet Robins/Gareth Jones). WWT Slimbridge     Birds today included a Marsh … Continue reading

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Saturday 9th October 2021

Halmore     A male Yellow Wagtail on a phone wire this morning, a feeding flock of c25 Pied Wagtails, c15 Meadow Pipits and c250 Canada Geese flew W. (Chris Newton). Forest of Dean    A shrike sp at Kensley today … Continue reading

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Friday 8th October 2021

Avening     In the Star Farm area a Wheatear, 60+ Chaffinches, 120+ Yellowhammers and two male Stonechats. (Terry Grant). Nailsworth     At Barton End three Stonechats and a covey of six Red-legged Partridges.(Terry Grant). Forest of Dean     A Redwing … Continue reading

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Thursday 7th October 2021

Coombe Hill Meadows     An adult female Marsh Harrier hunting over the reserve this morning. Also a Greenshank, five Snipe and a Great White Egret. (Ian Hull). Also a Little Egret, a Green Woodpecker, three Grey Herons, a Kingfisher and … Continue reading

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Wednesday 6th October 2021

Frampton      Three White-fronted Geese flew over the village high heading S at 7:30am. (Nick Goatman). Around the pools a Little Egret, 25+ Gadwalls, Yellow-legged Gull, four Buzzards, a Sparrowhawk, four Skylarks, five Meadow Pipits, a Kingfisher, nine Chiffchaffs, … Continue reading

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