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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 19th January 2022

Sharpness     A male and a female BLACK REDSTART at the end of Dock Road. 21 Cormorants on the pier. (Geoff Moyser). Berkeley shore     North of the power station a male and a female Stonechat, six Reed Buntings, a … Continue reading

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Tuesday 18th January 2022

Slimbridge     At Shepherds Patch the GLOSSY IBIS showed very well by the Dutch barn next to the canal at SO 72740 04303. Please park sensibly roadside or in the free car park before the bridge SO 72895 04128. (Paul … Continue reading

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Monday 17th January 2022

Epney     Three Brent Geese on the foreshore towards Longney. Also a Kingfisher at low tide beneath The Anchor pub this afternoon. (Steve Hurrell). Kingfisher by Steve Hurrell Cotswold Water Park East     A GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still present at … Continue reading

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Sunday 16th January 2022

Forest of Dean     Around Woorgreens 8+ Crossbills, 15+ Siskins, two Stonechats, a Jay, a  Mistle Thrush, two Goldcrests, a Green Woodpecker heard and a Raven. At Cannop Ponds four Goosanders, a Marsh Tit, Coal Tits, a Nuthatch, a Grey … Continue reading

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Saturday 14th January 2022

Stonehouse    The regular Kingfisher at the Ocean again today at SO 79791 05049. Park beside St Cyr’s church in Church Lane and walk W through the church grounds a couple of 100 yards to the bridge. (Paul Sutton/MK). Kingfisher … Continue reading

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Friday 14th January 2022

Cotswold Water Park East    A GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still on Pit 120 Horseshoe Lake from the A361 layby just N of Lechlade at 3:35pm. (Dave Morgan). WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN from Kingfisher hide today. (Martin Price). Also today … Continue reading

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Thursday 13th January 2022

Cotswold Water Park East     A GREAT NORTHERN DIVER still on Horseshoe Lake Pit 120 today. (Pat Mabon per Jon Mercer). Hawling     20+ Bramblings with Chaffinches in 2 sites, two Yellowhammers, c300 Lapwings, c500 Golden Plovers, 200+ Linnets and … Continue reading

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Wednesday 12th January 2022

Tidenham, Pill House     Two WATER PIPITS in the pill near Pill House Rocks early afternoon. Access along a public footpath that runs from the A48 at Tidenham towards Pill House, under the railway and through some horse paddocks. (Andy … Continue reading

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Tuesday 11th January 2022

Wainlode Hill, Norton     Two Whooper Swans flew into Wainlodes at 8:20am to join 13 Mute Swans at SO 85087 25778. Six Bewick’s Swans with two Mute Swans further to the left near the canal. Also a dog OTTER on … Continue reading

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Monday 10th January 2022

Slimbridge     The GLOSSY IBIS again 50m up the canal path to NE of Shepherds Patch Bridge at SO728042 and ten Cattle Egrets in a field just to the W of Slimbridge at SO733040. For the Ibis please park sensibly … Continue reading

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