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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.

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Due to the Corona virus crisis and present restrictions I have decided to pause the website because I don’t want to encourage anyone to travel to a bird against Government advice. Records will be mainly birds seen on daily walks … Continue reading

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Tuesday 24th March 2020

Cleeve Hill     A RING OUZEL this afternoon. (Duncan & Becky Dine). Pic by Dunc. Ashleworth Ham     Two pairs of Buzzards, a Peregrine, a pair of Reed Buntings, a pair of Oystercatchers, six Curlews, a Great Crested Grebe, a … Continue reading

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Monday 23rd March 2020

Stroud     A FIRECREST on the old railway line between Rodborough Hill and Kwik Fit. (Eric Palmer). Pic by Eric. Frampton pools     Early morning a pair of Whooper Swans over heading NE also 16 Fieldfares also NE. (Nick Goatman). … Continue reading

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Sunday 22nd March 2020

Selsley     An adult male RING OUZEL on the SW flank of the common this morning at 6:40am, but no sign later. (Hugh Manistre). Frampton    On the flashes N of Splatt Bridge early morning a CATTLE EGRET, 15+ Little … Continue reading

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Saturday 21st March 2020

Forest of Dean     A immature WHITE-TAILED EAGLE circled very low over the house in Hawkwell just before 3pm and with Buzzards in toe headed towards Drybrook. (Ed Drewitt). It was then seen over Symonds Yat at 3:20pm and flew … Continue reading

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Friday 20th March 2020

Walmore Common    A pair of GARGANEYS this morning. Also a Red Kite flying over. (John & Viv Phillips). WWT Slimbridge     The SPOONBILL on the Dumbles today. Also the unringed Common Crane. (Paul Masters). Also 544 Black-tailed Godwits and … Continue reading

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Thursday 19th March 2020

Frampton     On the flashes late afternoon a SPOONBILL, a CATTLE EGRET, 19+ Little Egrets, a Barn Owl and 52 Sand Martins. (Gordon Hodgson). Saul Warth     Two Wheatears along the rocks at 2:10pm, still there at 4pm, also 75 … Continue reading

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