Author Archives: The Gloster Birder

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 21st January 2021

Chipping Campden     Six Crossbills flushed from a tree in Furze Lane off the Hidcote Road near Mickleton Hills farm at 12:15pm. (Julian Bennett). Tewkesbury     At Shannon Way/Cowfield Farm 60+ Greenfinches came into roost late afternoon. (Les Ditchburn). In … Continue reading

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Tuesday 19th January 2021

Frampton     The GLAUCOUS GULL flew S along the sea wall past Frampton flashes towards WWT at 10:55am. Also 85 Lapwings flew S in two flocks, 20 Golden Plovers flew W and a Little Egret. (MK). Cheltenham     A  Kingfisher … Continue reading

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Monday 18th January 2021

Frampton     A GLAUCOUS GULL sat on the breakwater at 10:40am, then flew N towards the Sailing Lake. (Gordon Hodgson). Newnham-on-Severn     The GLAUCOUS GULL was roosting on Pimlico Sand at 4:30pm. (Lewis Thomson). Tresham to Boxwell     In Tresham … Continue reading

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Sunday 17th January 2021

Broadoak     A WHOOPER SWAN and a juvenile Mute Swan on the Severn at Broadoak again this afternoon, then flew back to the usual stubble field on the Arlingham side at 2:55pm (SO70601245). Also 24 Lapwings and six Dunlins on … Continue reading

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Saturday 16th January 2021

Cambridge/Slimbridge   Along the canal between Cambridge Arms Bridge and Patch Bridge a pair of GREAT WHITE EGRETS flew over, a Kingfisher and a Cormorant. In a field at SO728045 c15 Curlews, c30 Common Gulls and two Shelducks. In a field just … Continue reading

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Friday 15th January 2021

Frampton     At Splatt Bridge this morning a ‘new’ immature male MARSH HARRIER hunting over the 100-acre, three Stonechats, 200 Golden Plovers over S, 60+ Dunlins over the river, eight Snipe and a JACK SNIPE in the reedbed. (Gordon Hodgson). … Continue reading

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Thursday 14th January 2021

Longford     Between Longford and Sandhurst this afternoon, two Peregrines, a Raven, a Green Woodpecker, seven Skylarks, two Meadow Pipits, two Mallards and ten Grey Herons. (Jim Northcott). Dymock     The first male Blackcap in the garden this winter, feeding … Continue reading

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Wednesday 13th January 2021

Cotswold Water Park West    A GREAT WHITE EGRET in a field W of the disused railway line at SU075948. (Bruce Kettle). Kempley     A Green Sandpiper, flushed from shallow pools in a field adjacent to Kempley Court at SO671310 … Continue reading

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Tuesday 12th January 2021

Dursley    20+ Siskins and a Little Grebe at Rockstowes near Dursley this morning. (Phil Pope). Ampney Crucis     A Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and four Long-tailed Tits in the garden today. A Grey Heron and eight Redwings … Continue reading

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Monday 11th January 2021

Chavenage Lane & Chavenage Green area     A male MERLIN, 720+ Redwings, 400+ Fieldfares, 7+ Stonechats (4m, 3f), 13 Pied Wagtails, 110+ Meadow Pipits, 350+ Linnets, 650+ Chaffinches, 100+ Yellowhammers and 750+ Starlings today. (Terry Grant). Longford/Sandhurst     20 Teal, … Continue reading

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