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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 10th April 2021

Woodmancote     A CUCKOO calling at dawn at Nottingham Hill. (Mark Forknall). Another or the same one heard at Woodmancote at 9am. (Judith Thomson). Daglingworth     A male RING OUZEL for about half an hour this afternoon, also a male … Continue reading

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Friday 9th April 2021

Frampton     A BONAPARTE’S GULL still present at the Sailing Lake this morning for its 14th day. (Mark Coller/Paul Skirrow). Please do not view from the Sailing Club and park sensibly in the village and leave exits clear. On the flashes … Continue reading

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Thursday 8th April 2021

Frampton    The first-winter BONAPARTE’S GULL still on the Sailing Lake today until 7pm tonight when it flew off strongly SW. Also a Yellow Wagtail, 100+ Sand Martins, five Willow Warblers, 12 Blackcaps, seven Chiffchaffs, two Oystercatchers and two Cetti’s Warblers. … Continue reading

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Wednesday 7th April 2021

WWT Slimbridge     An OSPREY sat on a post on the Dumbles until it flew N just after 9am. A SPOONBILL still present and 12 CATTLE EGRETS in the roost. (Slimbridge Sightings). Westbury-on-Severn     An OSPREY at midday, over the … Continue reading

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Tuesday 6th April 2021

Frampton    The first-winter BONAPARTE’S GULL still on the Sailing Lake today and roosted on the jetty tonight. Also today 25 Swallows, 300+ Sand Martins, five Yellow Wagtails, four White Wagtails, a Sedge Warbler, a Cettis Warbler, six Willow Warblers, 12 … Continue reading

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Monday 5th April 2021

Frampton    The first-winter BONAPARTE’S GULL still on the Sailing Lake all day until 8pm at least. Also today 13 Willow Warblers, 31 Chiffchaffs, 30 Blackcaps, 54 Swallows, 300+ Sand Martins, two House Martins, two Yellow Wagtails, a White Wagtail, three … Continue reading

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Sunday 4th April 2021

Frampton    The first-winter BONAPARTE’S GULL still on the Sailing Lake until 6:55pm at least. (Paul Rich/Martyn Hayes). If you are coming tomorrow please do not view from the Sailing Club. Please park sensibly in the village and leave exits clear. … Continue reading

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Saturday 3rd April 2021

Frampton    The first-winter BONAPARTE’S GULL on the Sailing Lake on and off throughout the day until early evening at least. Also today a first-winter MEDITERRANEAN GULL, six Yellow Wagtails, 32 Chiffchaffs, 22 Blackcaps, two Willow Warblers, 200+ Sand Martins, two … Continue reading

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Friday 2nd April 2021

Frampton    The first-winter BONAPARTE’S GULL on the Sailing Lake on and off throughout the day until early evening at least. Also today 1000+ Sand Martins, four Swallows, four Willow Warblers, 31 Chiffchaffs, 18 Blackcaps, six Siskins, 24 Meadow Pipits, two … Continue reading

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Thursday 1st April 2021

Frampton    The first-winter BONAPARTE’S GULL returned to the Sailing Lake at 11:15am until early evening at least. (Neil Smart). Earlier it was at WWT. Also a YELLOW WAGTAIL over N, 100+ Sand Martins and two Swallows. (Nick Goatman). If you … Continue reading

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