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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.

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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Monday 20th July 2020

Coombe Hill Meadows     A GLOSSY IBIS this morning at 8:30am, then it flew into the Long Pool, which is no longer accessible (hide collapsed) or viewable. No further reports today. (N Workman per Rich Baatsen). WWT Slimbridge    An … Continue reading

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Sunday 19th July 2020

Berkeley     The adult ROSE-COLOURED STARLING around the village of Stone at GL13 9LR on and off throughout the day. (Tom Mabbett/Mark Hobson/Paul Masters et al). Pics by Richard Tyler (1st) and Merv Carlyon (2nd). Cotswold Water Park East    … Continue reading

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Saturday 18th July 2020

Berkeley     An adult ROSE-COLOURED STARLING in the garden at 1pm feeding on a fat ball. Later around the village of Stone at GL13 9LR until 7:30pm at least. (Paul & Sherri Taylor). Pics by Paul. Westonbirt     A pair … Continue reading

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Friday 17th July 2020

Whitminster     Three Crossbills over W this morning. (Rich Baatsen). Frampton pools     An adult Yellow-legged Gull, a Common Sandpiper, a Oystercatcher, a Yellow Wagtail, a Grey Wagtail and eight Mistle Thrushes. (Nick Goatman). WWT Slimbridge     From Zeiss hide … Continue reading

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Thursday 16th July 2020

Forest of Dean     A HONEY BUZZARD over at 5pm. (Tom Mabbett). Pic by Gill Oliver. WWT Slimbridge     The moulting adult Spotted Redshank still today, roosting on the Rushy at 1pm. Also on the Rushy 11 Green Sandpipers. 140+ … Continue reading

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Wednesday 15th July 2020

Coombe Hill Meadows     This morning seven Whinchats, two Green Sandpipers, a pair of Yellow Wagtails carrying food and three Redstarts around the northern boundary hedge. (Ian Hull). Cheltenham     At 11am three Peregrines visible on the Christchurch spires, and … Continue reading

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Tuesday 14th July 2020

Stone     A QUAIL still singing between Stone and Berkeley at 9:45pm. (Andy Jordan). Coombe Hill Meadows     42 Lapwings, a Green Sandpiper, six Whinchats, a female Redstart and a Yellow Wagtail. (Ian Hull/Les Ditchburn). Saul Warth     Two male … Continue reading

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Monday 13th July 2020

Halmore     Four Common Cranes heard at 7:30am in a field of newly-cut barley stubble at SO701029 and then seen circling before flying off south. (Chris Newton). Pic by Chris. Frampton     Early morning a Crossbill in the the Ash … Continue reading

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