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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 11th January 2020

Cotswold Water Park West     A LESSER WHITETHROAT possibly of the Eastern race blythi at Shorncote reedbed. Park at South Cerney playing field car park at SU043969 and walk W along the footpath to SU03669682. This bird is secretive and … Continue reading

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Friday 10th January 2020

Daglingworth     A GREAT GREY SHRIKE at Park Corner in the old quarry today at SO9667104334 until midday at least. Please park carefully. (Pete Grimmitt). Pic by Mike. Snowshill     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still this morning at SP114335. Please … Continue reading

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Thursday 9th January 2020

Daglingworth     A GREAT GREY SHRIKE at Park Corner in the old quarry today at SO9667104334. (Pete Grimmitt). Cotswold Water Park West     The BLACK-NECKED GREBE still on Pit 16 today viewed from the grassy bank off of Nightingale Way … Continue reading

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Wednesday 8th January 2020

Cotswold Water Park West     The BLACK-NECKED GREBE still on Pit 16 today viewed from the grassy bank off of Nightingale Way. 26 Red Crested Pochards and a drake Goosander on Pit 44. Four male Bullfinches, a Reed Bunting and … Continue reading

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Tuesday 7th January 2020

Cotswold Water Park West     A BLACK-NECKED GREBE at 4:15pm amongst the gulls on Pit 16 along the left bank viewed from the Nightingale Way end. (Graham Lawlor). WWT Slimbridge     A Cattle Egret on the Long Ground pool and … Continue reading

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Monday 6th January 2020

Cotswold Water Park West     A FIRECREST just S of Cerney Wick along the canal path.  It was at SU 08109565, which is just the Wilts side of the border. (Martine Fenn). Forest of Dean     No sign of the … Continue reading

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Sunday 5th January 2020

WWT Slimbridge     A female Goosander on the top New Piece, nine Egyptian Geese on the Bottom New Piece this morning and a Ruddy Shelduck. Also a female Marsh Harrier hunting over the Dumbles. (Roberta Goodall). Forest of Dean    … Continue reading

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