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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 12th October 2018

WWT Slimbridge     A Swallow over the Rushy at midday. (Tim McGrath). Cotswolds     c20 Golden Plovers near Barnsley this afternoon, a very late Swallow feeding over Bibury football pitch at 2:40pm and 11 Red Kites in the air together … Continue reading

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Thursday 11th October 2018

WWT Slimbridge     A JACK SNIPE from Martin Smith hide.  Also two Black-tailed Godwits, six Redshanks and c40 Lapwings from Robbie Garnett. From Holden Tower, a Peregrine, a female Sparrowhawk, six Little Egrets, c80 Curlews and a Green Sandpiper. From Zeiss hide, 40+ … Continue reading

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Wednesday 10th October 2018

Purton     Between the Berkeley Arms and the Purton Hulks a male BLACK REDSTART, two Meadow Pipits and a Kestrel this afternoon. (Colin Brown). A Stonechat and a Rock Pipit this evening. (Francis Steuck). Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote … Continue reading

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Tuesday 9th October 2018

Hucclecote     A Brambling at garden feeders today. (Terry Fenton). Pic by Terry. Cotswold Water Park East     A juvenile Little Ringed Plover at Pit 126 this morning. (Duncan Dine). Pic by Duncan. Frampton     Two GREAT WHITE EGRETS and … Continue reading

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Monday 8th October 2018

Forest of Dean     60+ Redwings over, a mixed flock of Siskins and Lesser Redpolls, four Stonechats and 16 Linnets at Crabtree Hill this morning. No sign of the Yellow-browed Warbler. (Martin Greenish). Frampton     At Court Lake four CATTLE … Continue reading

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Sunday 7th October 2018

Cotswold Water Park East     Three GREAT WHITE EGRETS early morning on Pits 119/119a, then flew off at 8:15am. Also five Little Egrets, a Green Sandpiper and a Kingfisher. (Jon Mercer). Pic by Jon. Frampton     Around the pools today … Continue reading

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Saturday 6th October 2018

WWT Slimbridge     This morning three Marsh Harriers, three Spotted Redshanks, a Green Sandpiper, a Peregrine and a Chiffchaff. (Jonathan Angliss). Cotswold Water Park East     A Grey Plover at Pit 132 this afternoon, also a Greenshank and a Ringed Plover. … Continue reading

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