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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.

Saturday 9th January 2021

Gloucester     A FIRECREST again in Richard’s Wood at Alney Island today. (Andy Jayne). Tewkesbury     A GREAT WHITE EGRET in a field between Mythe nature reserve and Dawley’s caravan park. (Sarah Loaring). Slimbridge     Between Shepherds Patch and Ryall’s … Continue reading

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Friday 8th January 2021

Cotswold Water Park West     At Shorncote birds today included a Water Rail, a Cetti’s Warbler and a Goldcrest. (Chris Snook). Stroud     A Chiffchaff and a Dipper on the canal behind Homebase. (Colin Greenfield). Nailsworth     Eight Little Egrets … Continue reading

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Thursday 7th January 2021

Frampton pools     34 Tufted Ducks, six Gadwalls, a Wigeon, 12 Mallards, 52 Blackbirds, 12 Song Thrushes, 124 Redwings, 18 Fieldfares, 14 Pied Wagtails, eight Meadow Pipits, 300+ Linnets, 200+ Chaffinches, 26 Reed Buntings and four Blackcaps today. (Nick Goatman). … Continue reading

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Wednesday 6th January 2021

Frampton     A GLAUCOUS GULL flew upriver at 11am today. (Gordon Hodgson). Gloucester     An immature male BLACK REDSTART still on the South Transept of the Cathedral at 11:30am. (MK). Ozleworth     126 Golden Plovers and 19 Lapwings in the … Continue reading

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Tuesday 5th January 2020

Aylburton    A pair of HAWFINCHES this morning seen between 10:15-10:40 in Stockwell Lane at SO619009 and then SO621006. (Wendy Kennison & Fiona Dean). Gloucester     A male BLACK REDSTART and the regular pair of Peregrines again on the Cathedral. … Continue reading

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Monday 4th January 2021

Stonehouse     Belated news of a leucistic Golden Plover by the River Frome between Fromebridge and Eastington on the 2nd of January. Possibly the bird that was at Shab Hill last winter. (David Edwards). Brimscombe/Chalford    Today along Stroud canal … Continue reading

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Sunday 3rd January 2021

Slimbridge     A PINK-FOOTED GOOSE with 52 White-fronted Geese and nine Greylags in a field between the canal and ⁦WWT South Lake viewed from the towpath c900m W of Patch Bridge. Also five CATTLE EGRETS next to Prices Court Farm. … Continue reading

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Saturday 2nd January 2021

Gloucester     A male FIRECREST at Port Ham today. Also a Sparrowhawk, a Kestrel, two Water Rails, a JACK SNIPE, three Snipe, a Green Woodpecker, a Cetti’s Warbler, a very vocal SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF, three Chiffchaffs, a pair of Stonechats and … Continue reading

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Friday 1st January 2021

Frampton     A drake Goldeneye on the canal just S of Fretherne Bridge until 10:30am at least. Displaying amongst a group of Mallards and domesticated ducks displaced from Saul Lodge pond. Also a Kingfisher further S and a Nuthatch calling … Continue reading

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Thursday 31st December 2020

Gloucester    A male and a female BLACK REDSTART seen on the S side of Gloucester Cathedral today between 2pm and 3pm. (Sara Baldwin). Cotswolds    Three Short-eared Owls hunting late afternoon at a new site. (Duncan Dine). Purton    … Continue reading

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