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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.

Thursday 28th November 2019

Sharpness     A BLACK REDSTART again along Dock Road at 11:40am on the NedWest building. (Vic Polley). WWT Slimbridge   A Bar-Headed Goose flew into the Rushy this morning. Also 850+ Golden Plovers in front of the Robbie Garnett hide. (Paul … Continue reading

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Wednesday 27th November 2019

Sharpness     A BLACK REDSTART at the end of Dock Road today. (Andy Jordan). Snowshill     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still along hedgerows near the village today. (Duncan Dine). Forest of Dean    At Woorgreens Lake 35+ Snipe circling the … Continue reading

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Tuesday 26th November 2019

Purton     At low tide today, c150 Wigeon, 300 Common Gulls, c150 Lapwings over, three Grey Herons and three Cormorants. (Chris Newton). Frampton     Five Egyptian Geese from Splatt Bridge this afternoon. The SHAG this morning fishing midway between Cadbury … Continue reading

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Monday 25th November 2019

Saul     A juvenile SHAG on the canal seen close to Cadbury Bridge at midday. (Marc Freebrey). Later seen at 4:30pm circling over the canal and marina and then headed S, possibly to Gardner’s pools. (Roberta Goodall). The SHAG has … Continue reading

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Sunday 24th November 2019

WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN showing well throughout the morning from Zeiss hide, also a Water Rail here. Another a Water Rail from Willow hide. (Paul Cousins). A Short-eared Owl flying over Middle Point at 3:40pm. (Slimbridge Sightings). Pics by Paul. Frampton    … Continue reading

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Saturday 23rd November 2019

WWT Slimbridge     A BITTERN from Zeiss hide again today. Eight Pink-footed Geese on the Dumbles, 21 Bewick’s Swans and 50 White-fronted Geese on the Tack Piece, two juvenile Greenland White-fronted Geese still on the Bottom New Piece. (Dot Jones/Dave … Continue reading

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Friday 22nd November 2019

WWT Slimbridge     Two BITTERNS showing very well from Zeiss hide again today. On South Lake 131 Knot, 473 Black-tailed Godwits and 13 Ruff, a Merlin flew S at the new tower this morning and five Egyptian Geese amongst the … Continue reading

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