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 17th September 2019

WWT Slimbridge     The BITTERN flew S over the Rushy at 8:20am. (Steve Heaven). At 12:10pm the BITTERN was seen from Zeiss hide in flight briefly then dropped into the Bottom New Piece out of sight. At 3pm the Spotted … Continue reading

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Monday 16th September 2019

WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN on the Bottom New Piece this morning. On the Top New Piece at least 158 Knot, four Ruff, 120 Lapwings, seven Black-tailed Godwits, 723 Teal, 30 Wigeon and three Yellow Wagtails. Two CATTLE EGRETS on … Continue reading

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Sunday 15th September 2019

WWT Slimbridge     Two CATTLE EGRETS and 13 Knot on the Top New Piece, a Spotted Redshank on the Tack Piece and a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper and a Sanderling from Mid Point. (Roberta Goodall/Paul Masters/Ken Burrows). A Peregrine on the … Continue reading

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Saturday 14th September 2019

WWT Slimbridge     Two CATTLE EGRETS at Zeiss hide briefly at 2pm, then flew E. (Dot Jones). Cotswold Water Park West     This afternoon at Shorncote Reedbeds two Little Egrets, five Grey Herons, a Water Rail, 44 Lapwings, a Snipe, … Continue reading

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Friday 6th September 2019

WWT Slimbridge     A juvenile Black Tern on South Lake again this morning. A SPOONBILL and two Swifts from Zeiss hide. (Jonathan Bull). Frampton    A Swift over the Sailing Lake and two Reed Warblers today. (Nick Goatman). Nailsworth    … Continue reading

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Thursday 5th September 2019

WWT Slimbridge     Two juvenile Black Terns on South Lake this morning. (Martin McGill). Frampton-Saul     From Splatt Bridge to Saul Warth a Marsh Harrier, six Teal, a Pintail, 13 Lapwings, four Knot, three Avocets, four Whinchats, 13 Blackcaps, three … Continue reading

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Wednesday 4th September 2019

Frampton pools     A Swift, 50+ Sand Martins, 30+ Swallows, a Yellow Wagtail, three Grey Wagtails, six Mistle Thrushes, a Yellow-legged Gull and two Reed Warblers today. (Nick Goatman). Nailsworth     At least five Swifts and 300+ House Martins, and … Continue reading

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