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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.

Thursday 29th July 2021

Coombe Hill Meadows     At 6:45am a Wood Sandpiper still, three Green Sandpipers, two Whinchats and three Grey Herons. (Jeremy Holland). Frampton pools    An adult Yellow-legged Gull still on the Sailing Lake, also six Common Terns, six Swifts and … Continue reading

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Wednesday 28th July 2021

Coombe Hill Meadows    This morning a WOOD SANDPIPER, a Common Sandpiper, four Green Sandpipers, a juvenile Little Ringed Plover, a Snipe, a female Wigeon, a juvenile Shelduck, a female Yellow Wagtail, two Whinchats and two Grey Herons. (Jeremy Holland). … Continue reading

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Tuesday 27th July 2021

Coombe Hill Meadows     A Wood Sandpiper this evening, also today seven Green Sandpipers, a juvenile Little Ringed Plover, two Snipe, c40 Lapwings, seven Little Egrets (3 juvs), a juvenile Shelduck, a Common Gull, three Yellow Wagtails and three Buzzards. … Continue reading

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Monday 26th July 2021

Cotswold Water Park East    At Pit 132 five Green Sandpipers, two Common Sandpipers, five Little Ringed Plovers, two Great White Egrets, nine Little Egrets, a Snipe, a Black-tailed Godwits, an Oystercatcher, two Little Owls, two Reed Warblers, a Whitethroat … Continue reading

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Sunday 25th July 2021

Aylburton Warth to Guscar Rocks     WeBS count today at high tide 29 Canada Geese, 17 Shelducks, four Mallards, four Grey Herons, a Little Egret, a Kestrel, eight Oystercatchers, two Knot, two Whimbrels, 320 Curlews, four Common Sandpipers, a Green … Continue reading

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Saturday 24th July 2021

Frampton     A juvenile Little Owl this evening. (Marc Freebrey). Little Owl by Marc Freebrey Forest of Dean    A Red Kite flew over Lower Lydbrook this morning at 11am. (Greg Jones). Coaley     A Peregrine on the church today. (Paul Skirrow). … Continue reading

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Friday 23rd July 2021

Saul Warth     Early morning at least 16 juvenile Yellow Wagtails. At high tide 64 Curlews, a Whimbrel, 60 Avocets, four Black-tailed Godwits, three Oystercatchers, two Common Sandpipers, three Redshanks, 20 Dunlins, five Knot, a Mediterranean Gull and 28 Shelducks. … Continue reading

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Thursday 22nd July 2021

Forest of Dean     A male Crossbill, a Spotted Flycatcher, two Garden Warblers and a minimum of 60 House Martins, seven Stonechats and 12 Tree Pipits around Woorgreens this morning. Also a male Keeled Skimmer. (Andy Jayne). c10 Swifts in … Continue reading

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Wednesday 21st July 2021

Cotswold Water Park East     On Pit 132 early morning up to 40 Little Egrets and two Great White Egrets together. Also a minimum of six Green and Common Sandpipers and two Snipe. (Duncan Dine). On Pit 127 a Tufted … Continue reading

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Tuesday 20th July 2021

Maisemore     From Church Road, viewing Court lake a female Tufted Duck and five ducklings. (John Fletcher). Ashleworth Ham     This afternoon birds included 26 Greylags, 16 Mallards, a Teal, a Wigeon, a Moorhen, seven Lapwings including two large fledged chicks, … Continue reading

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