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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.

Monday 22nd July 2019

WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN in the reeds below Zeiss hide at 11am. (Ian Hull). It showed briefly at 3pm for about 2 minutes, then it took off and landed on the opposite side of the reedbed. (Jonathan Bull). Pics … Continue reading

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Sunday 21st July 2019

Frampton pools     A Spotted Flycatcher by Court Lake, also a Hobby and two Nuthatches today. (Nick Goatman). WWT Slimbridge     The SPOONBILL still on the edge of the Dumbles seen from Zeiss hide. (Roberta Goodall). Just two chicks remain … Continue reading

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Saturday 20th July 2019

Frampton pools     A BLACK KITE flew strongly S over the A38 and the pools and out of sight at 10:30am. No further sightings. Also today a Mediterranean Gull, a Hobby, two Green Sandpipers, a Yellow-legged Gull, eight Little Egrets, … Continue reading

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Friday 19th July 2019

WWT Slimbridge     Two Great White Egrets from Zeiss hide from 1:45pm. (Ian Hull). Dursley     A Dipper on the river at Water Street today. (Shane Long).

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Thursday 18th July 2019

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning, birds included four Snipe, two Green Sandpipers, two juvenile Curlew, only 1 ringed bird today, three Common Gulls and an adult Hobby feeding at 11:15am. (Dave Stone). Hawling     A Red Kite, Buzzards, Kestrels, … Continue reading

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Wednesday 17th July 2019

Cirencester     A pair of Little Owls in Cirencester Park today. (Chris Snook/Clive Scarlett). Also in the Park this morning a Tree Pipit, two Hawfinches and a juvenile Cuckoo on the ride. (Michael Cook). Pic by Chris. Aston Down     A Red … Continue reading

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Tuesday 16th July 2019

WWT Slimbridge     From Zeiss hide the SPOONBILL still distantly on the estuary and a summer-plumaged Little Stint again distantly on the Top New Piece. (Slimbridge Sightings). Netheridge Farm    A Lesser Whitethroat, a Whitethroat, a Sedge Warbler, a Reed Warbler and a … Continue reading

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