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Thursday, 28 April 2011

Report of Hoopoe near Llanmadoc Church

I have just received this evening, from a new GBC member who is joining our field trip on Sat, that his father-in-law who was leading a walk on Gower on Tues 19th, saw a Hoopoe near Llanmadoc Church, "through the small forestry towards the dunes. It flew across the dunes and landed on some bushes". He tried to inform someone in the know but it is not clear who he eventually spoke to but he was apparently told the recorder was on holiday. Whether this was a ref to Rob or Jake I don't know. Anyway, someone down there might like to check the area out although it's a while ago now. Sorry no more detail than that.

1 comment:

Mark Hipkin said...

Thanks John. It might be wishful thinking on it still being there but, if I can't think of anything better to do while the Royal Wedding is on, I might have a look.