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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.

Sunday 26th May 2019

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning 21 Mute Swans, 15 Canada Geese plus a pair with five goslings, two Shelducks, a male Teal, a pair of Gadwalls, five Grey Herons, two Little Egrets, a pair of Oystercatchers, a Little Ringed … Continue reading

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Saturday 25th May 2019

WWT Slimbridge     The SPOONBILL and two drake GARGANEYS from Zeiss hide today. (Dave Paynter). Forest of Dean     In the Woorgreens/ Crabtree Hill area this morning three Wood Warblers, 4+ Redstarts, two Pied Flycatchers, six Spotted Flycatchers, 4+ Tree Pipits … Continue reading

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Friday 24th May 2019

WWT Slimbridge     The SPOONBILL from Mid Point again today at 4pm. (Les Ditchburn). Bourton-on-the-Water    A Cuckoo around the South pits today, also five Lapwings and a drake Mandarin. (Andy Lewis). Forest of Dean    At Nagshead this morning male … Continue reading

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Thursday 23rd May 2019

Coombe Hill Meadows     Along the canal singing Blackcap, Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting and Cuckoo. Also a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Little Egret flew over. From Grundon hide 26 Mute Swans, two … Continue reading

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Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Forest of Dean    A Barn Owl over Angus Buchanan grounds in Coleford tonight. (Geoff Fawcett). WWT Slimbridge     This afternoon from Zeiss hide a SPOONBILL, a Great White Egret, later at Martin Smith, a Little Egret, three Redshanks, two Little Ringed Plovers and 11 Shelducks. From Kingfisher hide … Continue reading

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Tuesday 21st May 2019

Purton     A SPOONBILL flying N towards WWT at 8:35am. (Ed Drewitt). WWT Slimbridge     Three drake GARGANEYS from Zeiss hide. (Ken Mihill). A Great White Egret flew over the Rushy at 10:30am. (James Robinson). Snowshill     Five singing male … Continue reading

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Monday 20th May 2019

WWT Slimbridge     Two GARGANEYS and a SPOONBILL from Zeiss hide this afternoon. (Sam Walker). Leckhampton Hill     At least three singing Tree Pipits this morning. (Duncan Dine). Frampton pools     Two Hobbies over Court Lake this morning. (Roy Shilham). … Continue reading

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