Author Archives: The Gloster Birder

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 13th April 2019

WWT Slimbridge     An ARCTIC TERN on the Rushy at 10am. (Dave Paynter). Frampton pools     The DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE still on Court field this morning. Also two Cattle Egret and eight Little Egrets, four Oystercatchers, a Common Sandpiper, two … Continue reading

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Friday 12th April 2019

Cotswold Water Park East     At Pit 104 a female SMEW amongst eight Goldeneyes, plenty of Sand Martins, Blackcaps, Chiffchaff and Willow Warblers. (Mick & Jo Jones). Cleeve Hill     At 4:30pm male and female RING OUZELS feeding on a scrape … Continue reading

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Thursday 11th April 2019

Frampton     The DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE still on Court field this morning, a Cattle Egret on the island, four Willow Warblers singing and two Oystercatchers. (Nick Goatman). At Splatt Bridge tonight, ten Redshanks, two Green Sandpipers flew N and a … Continue reading

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Wednesday 10th April 2019

Westbury-on-Severn     An adult GLAUCOUS GULL at Pimlico Sand this morning at 10am. It was chased off by a Great Black-backed Gull and flew away towards Arlingham church. (John Phillips). No sign from Arlingham Passage at 4pm. Wotton-Under-Edge     An … Continue reading

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Tuesday 9th April 2019

Frampton     A DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE on Court Field this afternoon. Also two Wheatears, three Yellow Wagtails, 500+ Sand Martins, six Swallows, two House Martins, 17 Chiffchaffs, 20 Blackcaps, 84 Meadow Pipits, 28 Linnets, a pair of Goldeneyes, four Teal, … Continue reading

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Monday 8th April 2019

Prestbury     At 9:23am an OSPREY flew over and on towards Cleeve Hill. (Ken Heron). WWT Slimbridge    51 LITTLE GULLS circled South Lake, then the Top Hut and carried on NE at 2:35pm. (Martin McGill). A Great White Egret … Continue reading

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Sunday 7th April 2019

Selsley Common    A male RING OUZEL in a bush on the W side of the barrow at 7:45am. Also a Redstart near the North quarry. (Colin Greenfield). Cleeve Hill     Male and female RING OUZEL still below the heather … Continue reading

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