Re:Hoopoe records and the Clergy

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Subject: Re:Hoopoe records and the Clergy
From: Syd Curtis <>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 11:41:57 +1000
Part of the explanation could be that in days of yore, bird-watching and
botany were among the few hobbies deemed respectable for clergymen.  I
surmise that in these enlightened days Vicars are permitted a wider range of

Syd Curtis in Brisbane

> From: 
> Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 20:05:08 +1000
> The point was that a large proportion of Hoopoe records in
> England were from vicarage gardens. Now I suppose there are no
> gardens and they are twitched somewhere else.

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