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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 4th September 2021

Lower Slaughter     A Great White Egret on the River Eye today. (Jayne Taylor). Great White Egret by Jayne Taylor Great White Egret by Jayne Taylor Berkeley shore & Pill     This morning two Whinchats, nine Wheatears, three Wigeon (2m, … Continue reading

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Friday 3rd September 2021

Saul Warth     This morning 203 Curlews, 180 Dunlins/Ringed Plovers, a Ruff, 21 Teal, a Snipe, an adult Yellow-legged Gull, three Wheatears, four Yellow Wagtails, four Grey Wagtails and a Hobby resting on the mud. (Gordon Hodgson). Calcot     5+ … Continue reading

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Thursday 2nd September 2021

Stinchcombe Hill     This morning a Wheatear and a family group of Spotted Flycatchers. (James Robinson). Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning two Spotted Redshanks, a Green Sandpiper, two Whinchats, two Wheatears, a Great White Egret, five Little Egrets, five … Continue reading

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Wednesday 1st September 2021

West Cheltenham     A WRYNECK in the garden briefly this morning eating ants from the side of the lawn. (Maggie Hale). Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning two Spotted Redshanks, two Greenshanks, a Green Sandpiper, three juvenile Ringed Plovers, a … Continue reading

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Tuesday 31st August 2021

Cotswold Water Park East     The TEMMINCK’S STINT again today on Pit 132 at SU 17384 97651. Other birds today included a Snipe, six Dunlins, three Greenshanks, five Green Sandpipers, three Common Sandpipers, two Ruff, a Ringed Plover, two Lapwings, … Continue reading

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Monday 30th August 2021

Cotswold Water Park East     The TEMMINCK’S STINT again today on Pit 132 at SU 17384 97651. Also three Greenshanks, two Green Sandpipers, four Dunlins, a Ringed Plover, a Snipe, a Ruff, five Teal, a Little Egret and a Red … Continue reading

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Sunday 29th August 2021

Cotswold Water Park East     A TEMMINCK’S STINT today on Pit 132 at SU 17384 97651. Originally found last night on a nearby private pit by Steve Davies. Also a Ruff, five Greenshanks, four Dunlins, two Little Ringed Plovers, two … Continue reading

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Saturday 28th August 2021

Didmarton     A Spotted Flycatcher, a Redstart and three Hobbies today. (Terry Grant). Edge Common     This morning birds included two Redstarts, a Spotted Flycatcher, a male Whitethroat, a male Blackcap, a Marsh Tit, a Willow Warbler in song briefly … Continue reading

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Friday 27th August 2021

Haresfield Beacon     A HAWFINCH again, two Redstarts and a Lesser Whitethroat this morning. (Rich Hearn). WWT Slimbridge     From Zeiss hide two Curlew Sandpipers, two Sanderlings, three Greenshanks, 20+ Dunlins, Ringed Plovers, Ruff, 4+ Snipe and a Peregrine. A … Continue reading

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Thursday 26th August 2021

WWT Slimbridge    Three Curlew Sandpipers from Zeiss hide late morning. (Andy Jayne). Saul Warth    This afternoon two Yellow Wagtails with cattle at Fretherne. At the Warth three Little Egrets, 50+ Shelducks, eight Curlews, three Buzzards, two Kestrels, five … Continue reading

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