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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 13th December 2018

Saul Warth    The WATER PIPIT again flew in from Frampton at 2:25pm but was very flighty. Also a two Grey Herons, a Little Egret, a Lapwing, three Redshanks, 6+ Curlews, six Dunlins, a pair of Ravens, a Skylark, 25+ … Continue reading

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Wednesday 12th December 2018

Forest of Dean     At least five Crossbills coming to drink at a puddle today. (Thomas Winstone). Pic by Thomas. Frampton     At the Sailing Lake a Siberian Chiffchaff calling in the corner just over the stile from Vicarage Lane, … Continue reading

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Tuesday 11th December 2018

Saul Warth     The GREAT SKUA flew across the river at Hock Ditch at 10:50am. (Michelle Davies/Martin Greenish). Also seen from WWT today. Framilode     A CATTLE EGRET with seven Little Egrets at 1:50pm. (Michelle Davies/Martin Greenish). Whittington     This … Continue reading

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Monday 10th December 2018

Sharpness     Four SHAGS flew N past SARA this morning. (Andy Jordan). WWT Slimbridge     The GREAT SKUA again this morning seen flying out over the river. (Paul Rich). Dudbridge     A Barn Owl flying around QEII playing fields at … Continue reading

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Sunday 9th December 2018

WWT Slimbridge     The GREAT SKUA over the grounds and estuary and across to Awre throughout the day and also viewable from Hock Ditch and present until mid-afternoon at least. (Slimbridge Sightings/Paul Rich/Neil Smart/MK). Cotswold Water Park East     A … Continue reading

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Saturday 8th December 2018

Cotswold Water Park East    Five Egyptian Geese at Pit 127 and eight Goosanders at Pit 111. (Ian Ralphs). Eastleach Downs    25 Corn Buntings (3 singles and flock of 22), a pair of Stonechat, ten Grey Partridges and a … Continue reading

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Friday 7th December 2018

WWT Slimbridge     A GREAT SKUA briefly on the Top New Piece then flew out over river and headed towards Purton at 9am. (Scott Petrek). Also lots of Curlew activity in front of the Robbie Garnet hide, with large and … Continue reading

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