School: Grianán Ailigh (roll number 2049)

Location:
Grianan of Aileach, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Niall S. Mac Aoidh

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Bird-Lore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1108, Page 174

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The birds which are common in my district are:- blackbird, thrush, robin, swallow, yellow hammer, cuckoo, magpie, crow, lark, pigeon, hawk, grouse, sea-gull, green linet, grey linet, bats, owl, water-hen, corn-crake and the wren.
The robin builds its nest in a low bush or ditch, so does the wren. The corncrake builds its nest in the corn or hayfields. The pigeon builds its nest in the tree-tops, the sea-gull in the sea-cliffs, the lark flat on the ground, the hawk hatches its young up on the high mountain cliffs, the grouse in the heather etc.
Towards the end of November

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Collector
Philomena Mac Grath
Gender
female
Address
Castlecooly, Co. Donegal
Language
English