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 19th July 2021

Frampton pools    Around the pools a Mediterranean Gull on Court field, also the Ross’s Goose, a Bar-headed Goose 46 Greylags, 117 Barnacle Geese, 28 Canada Geese, 50+ Swifts, six Common Terns, two juvenile Grasshopper Warblers and an adult reeling … Continue reading

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Sunday 18th July 2021

North Cerney    A QUAIL calling this morning at 6am. (Dave Soons). Coombe Hill Meadows    Grass cutting today brought in 8+ Red Kites and 4+ Buzzards. (Paul Clark). Cherington     Two Red Kites at 11:35am. (Dan Underhill). Forest of … Continue reading

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Saturday 17th July 2021

Slimbridge     A QUAIL calling at Shepherds Patch at 10:30pm. Also a Yellow Wagtail over late evening. (Derek Julian). Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 132 this morning a Wood Sandpiper, 12 Green Sandpipers, four Common Sandpipers, a Ruff, … Continue reading

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Friday 16th July 2021

Highnam     A Hobby flew over N near the Church this afternoon at 2:22pm. (Clare McLeod). Norton     Four Red Kites over together late morning. (Martin Price). WWT Slimbridge     Two Greenshanks from Zeiss hide and the summer-plumaged Spotted Redshank … Continue reading

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Thursday 15th July 2021

Coaley     This evening at 9:30pm two Hobbies feeding and a flock of 50+ Swifts heading S. (Paul Skirrow). Coombe Hill Meadows     Two QUAIL calling regularly N of the canal, one heard from the car park at 11am, the … Continue reading

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Wednesday 14th July 2021

Frampton     At Court Lake an  adult Mediterranean Gull on Court field also good numbers of young Black-headed Gulls. Also a Hobby hunting over the lake, the Ross’s Goose still and eight Swifts this evening. (Nick Goatman). Saul Warth    … Continue reading

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Tuesday 13th July 2021

Wormington    Two QUAILS calling N of Wormington but inside the Glos County border at 6:40pm. (Pete Grimmitt). Tresham     Late morning a QUAIL calling still. (Paul Rich).

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Monday 12th July 2021

Frampton pools    Two Spotted Flycatchers between the landfill site by the Gravel Wash and the mall overgrown pond beside the path to the Perryway. (Shane Long). At Court Lake the Ross’s Goose, a Bar-headed Goose and Bar-headed x Snow … Continue reading

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Sunday 11th July 2021

Tewkesbury    An adult ROSE-COLOURED STARLING yesterday in Prior’s Park photographed at 5pm and returned twice to feed. (per Tim Cash). Three Peregrines (2 adults and a juvenile) together soaring over the river at Tewkesbury Ham and Mythe meadows at … Continue reading

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Saturday 10th July 2021

Bourton-on-the-Water     An adult and a juvenile Yellow Wagtail in a field of beans near Aston Farm. (Andy Lewis). Coombe Hill Meadows    At least three male Whinchats feeding from the tops of the Docks and a juvenile Redstart in … Continue reading

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