School: Caladh (C.) (roll number 8740)

Callow, Co. Mayo
Bean Uí Éaráin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0126, Page 28

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There are many different kinds of birds to be found in my district. They are, the robin, the wren, the yellow-hammer, the willy wag tail, the bull-finch, the gold-finch, the green linnet, the mag-pie, the crow, the jackdaw, the thrush, the starling, the blackbird, the sparrow, the swallow, the cuckoo, the corn-crake, the great tit, the sea-gull, the crane, the swan, the water-hen, the water-duck, the skylark, the wood-cock, the white crow, the raven, the grouse, the pigeon, the pheasant, the partridge, the snipe, the [caislín?] cloch, the lapwing, the curlew, the woodpecker, and the [mianán aereach?].
The cuckoo and the swallow go away to warmer countries in autumn and come back again to us in summer. The robin builds his nest in a bank. The wren builds in the wall, the yellow hammer builds in a thorn bush, the magpie and the crow build on the top of a tree. The blackbird and the

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Séan Mac Rághnaill
Cuillonaghtan, Co. Mayo