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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.

Thursday 30th July 2020

Frampton     On the Sailing Lake today at least six Common Terns, several Buzzards, juvenile Pied Wagtails, a Whitethroat, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Green Woodpecker. (Paul Dunham). Pic by Paul. Nailsworth     560+ Swifts moving S down the … Continue reading

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Wednesday 29th July 2020

WWT Slimbridge     This afternoon from Zeiss hide a Greenshank, often obscured by vegetation along the nearside bank; also two GARGANEYS at the far end of the channel seen from the S side of the hide at 2:30pm, then swimming … Continue reading

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Tuesday 28th July 2020

WWT Slimbridge    A WOOD SANDPIPER until 4:15pm at least on the Rushy, also 12 Green Sandpipers. A CATTLE EGRET on South Lake at 4pm, also a Little Ringed Plover, 12 Ruff (2 Reeves), the adult Spotted Redshank, 54 Redshanks, … Continue reading

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Monday 27th July 2020

WWT Slimbridge     From Zeiss hide an eclipse GARGANEY, 40 Avocets including 4 chicks, 115+ Dunlins, seven Black-tailed Godwits, a Green Sandpiper, a Common Sandpiper, a Lapwing, six Little Ringed Plovers, a Peregrine, a Buzzard, three Little Egrets and three … Continue reading

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Sunday 26th July 2020

Saul Warth     A MANX SHEARWATER off the Warth at 5pm, but unfortunately predated by a Great Black-backed Gull. (Gordon Hodgson). Early morning 35+ Avocets, 220+ Dunlins, a Ringed Plover, 50+ Curlews, an Oystercatcher, four Little Egrets, a Kestrel, a … Continue reading

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Saturday 25th July 2020

WWT Slimbridge     A CASPIAN TERN on South Lake briefly between 12:40-12:46pm when it flew N but no further sign later. (Dean Reeves). Seen earlier from Awre at 11:30am when it flew downriver past WWT and settled on the shore … Continue reading

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Friday 24th July 2020

Cleeve Hill      Four Wheatears between the masts and West Down this afternoon. (Peter Rodgers). Fretherne     Two Little Owls at 6:30am this morning. (Marc Freebrey).  Coombe Hill Meadows     A family of Sedge Warblers, a family of Whinchats, … Continue reading

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Thursday 23rd July 2020

Berkeley shore    An adult Yellow-legged Gull at 6:30am, also two Common Sandpipers, two juvenile Yellow Wagtails and ten Oystercatchers. (Paul Taylor). Coombe Hill Meadows     This evening at least four Whinchats, a Little Ringed Plover, a Hobby, a male … Continue reading

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Wednesday 22nd July 2020

Beverston     A Red Kite just opposite the church turning at 1pm. (Donna Cook). Whittington     At Arle Grove near Whittington today (SO995215) birds included three Marsh Tits, a Coal Tit, a Sparrowhawk, three Nuthatches and a Chiffchaff. (Howard Smith). … Continue reading

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Tuesday 21st July 2020

Tewkesbury     A GREAT WHITE EGRET on the River Avon this morning. (Mike Hall). Pic by Mike. Walmore Common     Four Whinchats and two Redstarts early evening. (Andy Jayne). Coombe Hill Meadows     A juvenile/female Marsh Harrier in low flight … Continue reading

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