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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 5th October 2021

WWT Slimbridge     The SPOONBILL still on site this morning. (Roy Kinchin). Three Spotted Redshanks on the Rushy and a male Mandarin briefly on Big Pen. (James Robinson). Two Swallows flew S over South Lake. (Dot Jones). Nine Golden Plovers … Continue reading

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Monday 4th October 2021

WWT Slimbridge     A Cattle Egret on the Tack Piece and later from Zeiss hide this morning. A juvenile SPOONBILL on river from Middle Point and later on the Top New Piece, also a Great White Egret on the river. … Continue reading

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Sunday 3rd October 2021

Frampton    Vis-mig from the towpath N of Splatt Bridge between 7-10:30am included a high count of 1638 Meadow Pipits, 486 Linnets, 108 Swallows, 56 Alba Wagtails, a Grey Wagtail, 12 Reed Buntings, three Jays and four Skylarks all flew … Continue reading

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Saturday 2nd October 2021

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 132 three Great White Egrets, a Garganey, 451 Teal, 14 Shovelers, 13 Gadwalls, 19 Wigeon, three Dunlins, three Greenshanks, two Snipe, six Green Sandpiper, a Common Sandpiper, 16 Lapwings, a Peregrine, a Red … Continue reading

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Friday 1st October 2021

Frampton     A Barn Owl hunting at Splatt Bridge 7:45-8am, mobbed by three Magpies and six Jackdaws. (Roy Widgery). Saul Warth     This afternoon a Little Stint, two Dunlins, 15 Ringed Plovers, 200+ Curlews, a Buzzard, a Peregrine, two Kestrels,  … Continue reading

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Thursday 30th September 2021

Berkeley     A juvenile Wheatear flew into the patio window today, it eventually flew off after an hour or so. (Leeca Driver). Northern Wheatear by Leeca Driver Frampton     VisMig from the towpath N of Splatt Bridge early morning 956 … Continue reading

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Wednesday 29th September 2021

Epney    Two Whooper Swans on the River Severn, opposite The Anchor Inn from 1pm until 6pm at least. (Paul Masters). Whooper Swans by Mike King Saul Warth     Four Grey Plovers, a Golden Plover S, 190+ Curlews, 160+ Dunlins, … Continue reading

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Tuesday 28th September 2021

Saul Warth     At high tide this morning nine Bar-tailed Godwits, seven Grey Plovers, four Knot, three Little Stints, five Sanderlings, a Ruff, 200+ Dunlins, 45+ Ringed Plovers, 160+ Curlews and two Stonechats. (Neil Smart). WWT Slimbridge    On the … Continue reading

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Monday 27th September 2021

Prestbury     Two Spotted Flycatchers in the bushes and brambles in the centre of the field at the E end of Shaw Green Lane at 11:30am. (Ken Heron). Saul Warth     At high tide 100+ Curlews, 10+ Bar-tailed Godwits, 100+ … Continue reading

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Sunday 26th September 2021

Dursley     A FIRECREST with a tit flock where the Cotswold Way meets Hill Road early afternoon. (James Robinson). Coombe Hill Meadows     A Spotted Redshank, a Green Sandpiper, a Little Egret, two Grey Herons, Wigeon, a few Teal and … Continue reading

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