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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 18th March 2020

Minsterworth Ham    A LITTLE RINGED PLOVER flying around this morning and still 160 Pintails, 42 Shovelers, 45 Gadwalls, a Peregrine, nine Black-tailed Godwits and two Sand Martins. (Andy Jayne). Walmore Common     A female/immature Marsh Harrier over at 12:20pm. … Continue reading

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Tuesday 17th March 2020

Cleeve Hill     This morning the first WHEATEAR of the year, two Red Kites by the radio masts. On the turn right down towards West Down a finch flock of 400 Linnets, 50 Chaffinches and a Brambling. (Duncan Dine). WWT … Continue reading

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Monday 16th March 2020

Frampton      On the flashes from Splatt Bridge today 20 Little Egrets, three GREAT WHITE EGRETS, a CATTLE EGRET, a female Marsh Harrier, a Barn Owl, 50 Shelducks, a drake Teal, c60 Curlews, nine Redshanks, 34 Black-tailed Godwits, an … Continue reading

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Sunday 15th March 2020

Frampton Pools     This morning a Sand Martin, 58 Tufted Ducks, 33 Coots, nine Great Crested Grebes, 19 Mute Swans, a pair of Gadwalls, a pair of Shelducks, a pair of Oystercatchers, a pair of Mandarins and a Chiffchaff. This … Continue reading

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Saturday 14th March 2020

Frampton     At Splatt Bridge this morning an adult LITTLE GULL, a Sand Martin and a male MERLIN. Also a male Goldeneye, 64 Curlews, 11 Redshanks, five Oystercatchers, nine Black-tailed Godwits, six Pintails, 14 Little Egrets, two Blackcaps and two … Continue reading

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Friday 13th March 2020

WWT Slimbridge    A near adult ICELAND GULL came in off the river at 9am and flew past Estuary Tower, then inland, briefly seen at South Lake then flew back towards river before eventually settling on the Dumbles until midday … Continue reading

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Thursday 12th March 2020

Frampton     On the Sailing Lake this morning an adult Yellow-legged Gull, the male Goldeneye and a male Mandarin. Late afternoon a Sand Martin. (Nick Goatman). From Splatt Bridge early morning 90 Curlews, two Snipe, a Redshank, two Mandarins, two … Continue reading

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