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.

Friday 13th March 2020

WWT Slimbridge    A near adult ICELAND GULL came in off the river at 9am and flew past Estuary Tower, then inland, briefly seen at South Lake then flew back towards river before eventually settling on the Dumbles until midday … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Thursday 12th March 2020

Frampton     On the Sailing Lake this morning an adult Yellow-legged Gull, the male Goldeneye and a male Mandarin. Late afternoon a Sand Martin. (Nick Goatman). From Splatt Bridge early morning 90 Curlews, two Snipe, a Redshank, two Mandarins, two … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Wednesday 11th March 2020

Forest of Dean     A female Hawfinch in treetops off Crown Lane, Parkend, another in treetops distantly by the church and five flew over the cricket pitch towards Nagshead this morning. Two Mistle Thrushes on the cricket pitch and a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Tuesday 10th March 2020

Berkeley shore     The high spring tide flushed three Jack Snipes and at least ten Snipe. Also three Rock Pipits, 40 Redshanks and a Common Sandpiper. (Paul Rich). Purton     23 KITTIWAKES flew upriver at 11am. (Francis Steuck). Saul    … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Monday 9th March 2020

Forest of Dean     The GREAT GREY SHRIKE still at Crabtree Hill today. Two Goshawks from New Fancy View. Two Hawfinch at Parkend and a Dipper at Cannop Stoneworks. (R Hopkins). Frampton     An adult CASPIAN GULL at the Sailing … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Sunday 8th March 2020

Forest of Dean     A Dipper by the bridge by the Scout Hut at 1pm in Parkend and singing. (Michael Tomkins). On Crabtree Hill the GREAT GREY SHRIKE still and a distant Goshawk circling. A female Crossbill in Yew Tree Brake. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Saturday 7th March 2020

WWT Slimbridge     Two adult PINK-FOOTED GEESE, 124 White-fronted Geese and two juvenile Greenland White-fronted Geese on the Dumbles this morning. (Dave Paynter). Forest of Dean     Crossbills at Yew Tree Brake, c70-80 Siskins on Serridge Ridge, with a few … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized