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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 18th June 2022

Frampton     A SPOONBILL roosted with Little Egrets at Court Lake this evening. (Nick Goatman). Coombe Hill Meadows    This morning nine Redshanks including two chicks, headstart Curlew No 68, a Water Rail, six Oystercatchers, a Cuckoo, a Raven, a … Continue reading

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Friday 17th June 2022

Clapton-on-the-Hill     An OSPREY N of New Bridge in a dead tree at SP1789718253. Flushed by a Red Kite but stayed low so probably still local. (Keith Jennings). WWT Slimbridge    Two breeding plumage Spotted Redshanks still on the Top … Continue reading

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Thursday 16th June 2022

WWT Slimbridge    Two breeding plumage Spotted Redshanks and a Curlew Sandpiper on the Top New Piece viewed from the Zeiss hide. A Barn Owl out hunting this morning viewed from the Kingfisher hide also two Kingfishers. (Roberta Goodall/Mike Davis). Saul … Continue reading

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Wednesday 15th June 2022

Barnsley Warren     Early morning three Redstarts, a Marsh Tit, a Red Kite, a Peregrine, a Willow Warbler, 20+ Yellowhammers and a Corn Bunting. (Nigel Sluman). Saul Warth     At high tide this morning an adult Turnstone, 17 Oystercatchers, six … Continue reading

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Tuesday 14th June 2022

Forest of Dean     A Spotted Flycatcher bathing at Campbell hide, Nagshead, this morning. (Bettie Sloane). In the Woorgreens/Crabtree Hill area this morning five Tree Pipits, eight Linnets, 13+ Stonechats (5m, 5f, 3 juvs), two Jays, two Buzzards, two Ravens … Continue reading

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Monday 13th June 2022

Hardwicke     This morning in the Clarke’s Farm area, ten Whitethroats, two Skylarks, four Yellowhammers, three Chiffchaffs, three Blackcaps, a Buzzard and a Little Owl at Hardwicke Farm, the first in the area for several years. (Paul Masters). Forest of … Continue reading

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Sunday 12th June 2022

Barnsley    In the SSSI valley W of Barnsley this afternoon eight Redstarts including five males, a QUAIL heard, a Hobby, a Marsh Tit, three Ravens, three Willow Warblers and a male Stonechat. (Richard Williams). Cotswolds    In the Syreford … Continue reading

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Saturday 11th June 2022

Frampton     A Grasshopper Warbler reeling again at Splatt Bridge this morning also two Cuckoos showing well and a distant SPOONBILL on the river. (Gordon Hodgson). This afternoon around the pools, eight Common Terns, a pair of Great Crested … Continue reading

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Friday 10th June 2022

Huntley     A Spotted Flycatcher in the churchyard at 4pm today. (Derek Summers). WWT Slimbridge    At least seven Mediterranean Gulls on the South Lake causeway, a pair of Common Cranes with two chicks still and a Common Tern. (Dot … Continue reading

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Thursday 9th June 2022

Bourton-on-the-Water     An OSPREY over the South pits at 7:30am for at least half an hour. Also a Cetti’s Warbler singing on private land near there. (Andy Lewis). Sherborne Water Meadows     A Red Kite, a male Kestrel, two Buzzards, … Continue reading

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