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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.

Wednesday 24th February 2021

Frampton     Two PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE on the flashes N of Splatt Bridge at 10am. At 10:20am they flew down onto the River Severn and out of view. (MK). Earlier a male MERLIN, a Peregrine, a Little Egret, 20+ Curlews … Continue reading

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Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Minsterworth Ham     A winter plumage SPOTTED REDSHANK, an adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 160 Wigeon, 58 Teal and a Dunlin today. (Andy Jayne). Frampton     From Splatt Bridge towpath this morning 118 Woodpigeons through NE in loose groups along with a … Continue reading

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Monday 22nd February 2021

Cotswold Water Park East     At Whelford Pools N.R. six Goosanders (2f, 4m) on Pit 111 and a Water Rail and male and female Great Spotted Woodpeckers from the hide. (John Durell). Frampton     On Splatt flashes a pair of … Continue reading

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Sunday 21st February 2021

Woolaston     The GLAUCOUS GULL has returned to fields near Woolaston today at 11am. (Martin Vaisey). Glaucous Gull by Martin Vaisey Glaucous Gull by Martin Vaisey WWT Slimbridge    An adult winter LITTLE GULL amongst 172 Black-headed Gulls and an … Continue reading

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Saturday 20th February 2021

Saul Warth     This afternoon two WATER PIPITS still. Late afternoon a CATTLE EGRET flying towards Court Lake with c15 Little Egrets. (Gordon Hodgson). Brimscombe     At 2:50pm two Red Kites circling over Brimscombe for 15 minutes and then flew … Continue reading

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Friday 19th February 2021

Ashleworth Ham     At lunchtime today 30 Mallards, 20 Wigeon, two Pintail, eight Tufted Ducks, 30+ Greylags, 40 Canada Geese, six Mute Swans, 24 Lapwings and six Long-tailed Tits. (Peter Jones). Stonehouse     A Cetti’s Warbler heard this morning just W … Continue reading

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Thursday 18th February 2021

Hawling     At Larkhill Farm 200 Fieldfares, ten Redwings, 25 Starlings, 30 Linnets, four Skylarks and four Red Kites today. (Dave Clarke). Coombe Hill Meadows     Birds today included eight Mute Swans, 40 Canada Geese, nine Shelducks, c1000 Wigeon, six … Continue reading

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Wednesday 17th February 2021

Cotswold Water Park West     On Pit 12 today four Goldeneyes (2m, 2f), 36 Tufted Duck, six Great Crested Grebes and two Cormorants. (Bruce Kettle). Goldeneyes by Bruce Kettle Coombe Hill Meadows     1000+ Wigeon, 1000+ Teal, 14 Tufted Ducks, … Continue reading

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Tuesday 16th February 2021

Cotswold Water Park East     A drake RING-NECKED DUCK and a White-fronted Goose at Pit 125, Bowmoor Sailing Lake, today. (Duncan Dine). Eight Goosanders (4m, 4f) on Pit 126 mid-morning. (John Durell). Ring-necked Duck by Duncan Dine White-fronted Goose by … Continue reading

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Monday 15th February 2021

Frampton     A LITTLE GULL on the flashes N of Splatt Bridge this morning. (Gordon Hodgson). Walmore Common     An adult White-fronted Goose, 20 Shelducks, 11 Shovelers, 400 Wigeon, 20 Pintails, 600 Teal, 125 Lapwings, a Golden Plover, three Dunlins, … Continue reading

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