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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.

Tuesday 12th February 2019

Cotswold Water Park West     A YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Lower Mill still at Pit 44 along the stream today. (Lauren & Wayne Tucker). Pic by @NSLBirding. Westbury-on-Severn     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Westbury Sewage works again at SO716133 today. (Owen … Continue reading

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Monday 11th February 2019

Cotswold Water Park West     A YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Lower Mill still at Pit 44 along the stream at 10:30am. (Mervyn Carlyon). Pic by Mervyn. Gloucester     A Red Kite flew over the Police Station at 7:55am and the male … Continue reading

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Sunday 10th February 2019

Cotswold Water Park West     A YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at Lower Mill still at Pit 44 along the stream and lake edge. (Nigel Pleass). Frampton pools     Four CATTLE EGRETS came into roost, two Great White Egrets, a male Goldeneye, 276 … Continue reading

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Saturday 9th February 2019

WWT Slimbridge     The TWITE again with the Linnet flock on the Holden scrape between 10am and 1pm on and off viewed from the Holden Tower. (Paul Taylor/Ian Ralphs/Neil Smart). It is always distant and requires a scope to get … Continue reading

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Friday 8th February 2019

WWT Slimbridge     The JACK SNIPE still from Martin Smith hide. (Dave Paynter). Two Peregrines in the Turkey Oaks, an Oystercatcher and the unringed adult Common Crane from Holden Tower. (Dot Jones). Innsworth     A Ring-necked Parakeet in the garden … Continue reading

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Thursday 7th February 2019

WWT Slimbridge     The TWITE flew in to the Holden scrape at 12:25pm with 50+ Linnets. (MK). It is always distant and requires a scope to get a confirmed view. It showed on and off until around 3pm. (Paul Marshall … Continue reading

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Wednesday 6th February 2019

Cleeve Hill     Two SHORT-EARED OWLS in the Washpool Valley mid afternoon flew across the valley and into a small copse of trees. (Alan Carpenter). Cotswold Water Park West     The YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER still at Lower Mill by the stream … Continue reading

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