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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.

Saturday 26th September 2020

Cleeve Hill     This morning a RING OUZEL, a Tree Pipit, 27 Chiffchaffs, two Siskins, a Swallow and a small movement of Skylark SW. (Ian Ralphs). Also a Wheatear on the Golf Course. (Dave Pearce). Halmore     Four Buzzards including … Continue reading

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Friday 25th September 2020

Saul Warth    This morning 79 Dunlins, two Ringed Plovers, six Bar-tailed Godwits, nine Grey Plovers, 55 Curlews, a Curlew Sandpiper, a Peregrine, a Marsh Harrier, a Wheatear, four Stonechats and a Muntjac. (Gordon Hodgson). Calcot Manor     Ten Stonechats … Continue reading

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Thursday 24th September 2020

WWT Slimbridge     At Mid Point two Whinchats, a Stonechat, a Wheatear and a female Marsh Harrier. A GREAT WHITE EGRET from Zeiss hide and a CATTLE EGRET from the Van de Bovenkamp hide. (Martin McGill). (Slimbridge Sightings). Saul Warth    … Continue reading

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Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Saul Warth     A Curlew Sandpiper, six Bar-tailed Godwits, three Grey Plovers, three Knot, 43 Dunlins, 16 Ringed Plovers, 91 Curlews, 90 Shelducks, three Grey Herons, nine Little Egrets, 12 Swallows and two House Martins flew S, a Blackcap, three … Continue reading

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Tuesday 22nd September 2020

WWT Slimbridge     An OSPREY flew E past Mid Point at 12:15pm. (Eric Palmer). Two GREAT WHITE EGRETS on the Dumbles, a juvenile Little Stint, a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, six Ringed Plovers, 20 Dunlin, eight Ruff and 302 Teal from … Continue reading

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Monday 21st September 2020

Saul Warth     This morning at high tide four Bar-tailed Godwits, four Grey Plovers, 30+ Curlews, 20+ Dunlins, four Ringed Plovers, six Little Egrets, 50+ Meadow Pipits, 20+ Swallows, two Teal, six Pintails, a Bar-headed Goose flew S with Canada … Continue reading

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Sunday 20th September 2020

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 27 97 Tufted Ducks, five Egyptian Geese, 29 Red  Crested Pochards, a male Pochard, a Little Egret, two Snipe and two male Common Blue butterflies. At Pit 126 a Wigeon and 23 Tufted … Continue reading

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Saturday 19th September 2020

Aylburton Warth     A GREAT WHITE EGRET over NE this morning. Other birds moving NE into the wind included a Little Egret, two Golden Plovers, four Sand Martins, 70+ Swallows, 70+ House Martins, 180 Meadow Pipits, 19 Siskins and two … Continue reading

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Friday 18th September 2020

WWT Slimbridge     The LESSER YELLOWLEGS on show for most of the day showing from South Lake, then the Zeiss hide, then the Rushy and finally back on the Top New Piece from Zeiss hide. (Scott Petrek et al). 12+ … Continue reading

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Thursday 17th September 2020

WWT Slimbridge     A LESSER YELLOWLEGS on South Lake at 9:30am then flew off. It returned to South Lake at 10:10am and was there but elusive until it flew off high N at 11:25am. It was relocated on the Top … Continue reading

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