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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.

Friday 4th October 2019

Frampton     At the pools a female RED-BREASTED MERGANSER circled the Sailing Lake then headed inland, also two Curlews, three Green Sandpipers, nine Swallows, 14 House Martins, two Pochards, four Tawny Owls and a Little Owl. (Nick Goatman). A juvenile … Continue reading

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Thursday 3rd October 2019

Cotswold Water Park West    Four Redwings flew W over Shorncote Reedbeds this morning. (Jon Mercer). Purton     A Redwing flew over this morning. (Andy Jordan). Frampton     At Court Lake this evening a Redwing flew over, also 35 Pied … Continue reading

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Wednesday 2nd October 2019

WWT Slimbridge     The BITTERN from Zeiss hide again today, also a Great White Egret and two juvenile Curlew Sandpipers. A juvenile Black Tern still on South Lake. A Kingfisher from Martin Smith hide. A Wheatear and a Whinchat near … Continue reading

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Tuesday 1st October 2019

WWT Slimbridge     The BITTERN showed well from Zeiss hide today, also three Curlew Sandpipers, 129 Knot, three Greenshanks, a Spotted Redshank, two Sanderlings, 18 Dunlins, eight Ringed Plovers, a Little Ringed Plover, two Water Rails, two Cetti’s Warblers, a Garganey, a Peregrine and a Marsh Harrier. … Continue reading

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Monday 30th September 2019

Longney    A dark morph juvenile HONEY BUZZARD flew down river this morning at 9:15am. Also a Whinchat with Reed Buntings. (Brian Kings). Coombe Hill Meadows     The LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER still today from the Grundon hide until 7:15am only when it … Continue reading

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Sunday 29th September 2019

Coombe Hill Meadows     The LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER still today from the Grundon hide and showing well if a little distant. Wellies recommended. (Andy Lodge/Sam Walker/Richard Williams). WWT Slimbridge     From Middle Point a FULMAR, a KITTIWAKE, a juvenile Black Tern … Continue reading

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Saturday 28th September 2019

Sharpness     A MANX SHEARWATER briefly off of Coastguards at 7:20am. Then off of Middle Point at 9:10am (Martin McGill) and finally off of Hock Ditch at 9:50am. It was drifting back down in the middle of the river at … Continue reading

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