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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 12th June 2019

Leighterton     Along the lane between Leighterton and Didmarton a TURTLE DOVE flew S along the lane at 4:50pm. Also a Hobby here. (Terry Grant). Forest of Dean     A male and a female Cuckoo at Crabtree Hill this morning. … Continue reading

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Tuesday 11th June 2019

Ashleworth Ham     This morning a Lapwing and two chicks, a Green Sandpiper, a Little Ringed Plover, a Pied Wagtail, a Grey Heron, four Canada Geese, 15 Mallards, a Swallow, a distant Curlew bubbling a very noisy Great Spotted Woodpecker family. (Les … Continue reading

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Monday 10th June 2019

Frampton pools     A Great White Egret, a Cuckoo, six Common Terns, 100+ Sand Martins, 30+ Swifts and two Oystercatchers today. (Nick Goatman). Barnsley Warren SSSI     This morning at the Fosse Way end and surrounding farmland, five Redstarts (4 … Continue reading

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Sunday 9th June 2019

Leighterton    A QUAIL calling at 9:15pm heard from along Monarch’s Way near ST8325990648. (Paul Rich). Coates     Early this morning a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER in flight close to the ride in Hailey Wood on the Bathurst Estate. On the … Continue reading

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Saturday 8th June 2019

Coombe Hill Meadows     This afternoon a Little Owl, a Yellowhammer, a Red Kite over and a pair of Oystercatchers with two chicks still. (Ian Hull). Also today 16 Mute Swans, a pair of Canada Geese still with five goslings, … Continue reading

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Friday 7th June 2019

WWT Slimbridge     On the Rushy, two Little Ringed Plovers and a 2cy Mediterranean Gull. From Martin Smith hide a Green Sandpiper, two Oystercatchers and a Redshank. From Zeiss hide 52 Avocet, at least two on nests, 35 moulting Gadwalls, 71 Shelducks … Continue reading

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Thursday 6th June 2019

WWT Slimbridge     A pair of Curlews on the reserve have hatched four chicks. A TURTLE DOVE flew along seawall S and across the reserve boundary to the Elders on the Gloucester-Sharpness Canal towpath/Old Duck Decoy near Purton at 10:30am. … Continue reading

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