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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 6th December 2018

Ashleworth Ham     From the GWT hide and along Meerend Thicket SO827263 this afternoon birds included a Great White Egret, a Little Egret, 255 Teal, 71 Wigeon, 64 Mallards, 67 Canada Geese, ten Pintails, 14 Shovelers, eight Greylags, 87 Lapwings, two Snipe, three Grey Herons, four Mute Swans, seven Chaffinches, 30 Fieldfares, six Redwings, 125 … Continue reading

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Wednesday 5th December 2018

Frampton     Two Great White Egrets on Court Lake at midday. (Martin Greenish). Forest of Dean    Two female Goosanders at Cinderford Linear Park pond at SO650131. (Mike Ingleby). Brimscombe    A Little Egret in the river at Wimberley Mill off Knapp … Continue reading

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Mon 4th December 2018

Ozleworth     A Barn Owl flew in front of the car this evening near Newark Park. (Katharine Goatman). Forest of Dean     At Cannop pond (Upper) six Little Grebes, four Wigeon, six Tufted Ducks, 20 Mandarins and three Cormorants SO608108. (Mike … Continue reading

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Monday 3rd December 2018

Cirencester     Several Bramblings around Cirencester Park this afternoon. (Richard Tyler). Pic by Richard. Frampton    The SHORT-EARED OWL from Splatt Bridge again at 3pm. (Roy Widgery). Saul    Three CATTLE EGRETS and 15 Little Egrets this afternoon in paddocks between … Continue reading

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Sunday 2nd December 2018

WWT Slimbridge     The JACK SNIPE still this morning, nine Cranes about in small groups and two Peregrines hunting together. (Paul Sutton). An Egyptian Goose on the spartina island viewed from the Holden Tower this morning. (Roberta Goodall). Pic by … Continue reading

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Saturday 1st December 2018

Quedgeley     A JACK SNIPE at Clearwater Drive early this morning. (Andy Chapman). Lower Rea     A Red Kite this morning, a patch tick. (Andy Chapman). Shurdington     A Red Kite over the A46 at 1:15pm. (B Emberson). Frampton    … Continue reading

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Friday 30th November 2018

WWT Slimbridge     A drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL on the Top New Piece this morning. (Scott Petrek). Pic by Scott. Frampton     A SHORT-EARED OWL from Splatt Bridge at 4pm. (Eric Palmer). Cotswold Water Park West    At Pit 12 late … Continue reading

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