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.

Monday 12th August 2019

WWT Slimbridge     From Zeiss hide two juvenile/female Garganeys today. (Ian Hull). Saul Warth     This afternoon a Little Egret, four Turnstones, 100+ Curlews, 16 Dunlins, a Common Sandpiper, a Kestrel, two Redstarts, 6+ Yellow Wagtails, three Whitethroats, a Chiffchaff, a … Continue reading

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Sunday 11th August 2019

Sharpness     Still two GANNETS this morning both of which flew N past SARA. Also a Grey Seal today. (Andy Jordan). Saul Warth     A GANNET flew N over Fretherne church at 8:23am. Also this morning the first returning Wheatear, … Continue reading

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Saturday 10th August 2019

Severn Estuary     Between Lydney Harbour, Sharpness and Saul Warth at least six GANNETS and at least three STORM PETRELS this afternoon over high tide. (Paul Rich/Andy Jordan/Andy Jayne/Roberta Goodall/MK/Mark Hobson). Storm Petrel pic by Andy Jordan, Gannet pic by … Continue reading

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Friday 9th August 2019

WWT Slimbridge     From Zeiss hide a Wood Sandpiper, a juvenile Little Ringed Plover, a Snipe, eight Avocets, 128 Lapwings, a Black-tailed Godwit, two Green Sandpiper and a Ruff. On the Rushy ten Green Sandpipers and a Ruff and on … Continue reading

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Thursday 8th August 2019

Saul Warth    Just after high tide, a Common Sandpiper, seven Black-tailed Godwits on The Noose, a Green Sandpiper and two Grey Herons by Frampton breakwater, two adult Common Terns, 12+ Yellow Wagtails with the cows and two Redstarts and … Continue reading

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Wednesday 7th August 2019

Frampton pools     This evening 13 Swifts, 20+ Sand Martins, a Common Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper, five Common Terns, two Willow Warblers and three Yellow Wagtails over. (Nick Goatman). Berkeley shore     A returning Wheatear, two Black-tailed Godwits, two Ringed Plovers … Continue reading

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Tuesday 6th August 2019

Standish     This evening 30 Swifts with c30 House Martins flying in a south westerly direction, feeding as they went. (Juliet Bailey). Minchinhampton Common     A juvenile Spotted Flycatcher and quite few Chalkhill Blues this morning. (Michelle Davies/Martin Greenish). Coombe Hill Meadows     Four … Continue reading

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