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- The principal wild birds around this district are; Crows, blackbirds, thrushes, wagtails, robins, magpies, swallows, corncrakes, cuckoo, sparrows, water-hens, finches, wild-ducks, larks, starlings, linnets, kingfishers, pigeons, jackdaws, scaldcrows, wrens, hawks, plovers, snipes, cranes, partridges, pheasants, yellow-hammers, stone-chats.
The birds that build their nests in these different places are:-
In trees = Crows, jackdaws, scaldcrows, pigeons, starlings,
finches, hawks, magpies.
In hedges = Blackbirds, thrushes, sparrows,
In House Eves= Swallows, house sparrows.
In River banks = Wild ducks, cranes, water-hens, and Kingfishers
In Banks = Robins, Linnets, wagtail,
On the ground = Larks, snipes, Pheasants, corncrakes and Plovers
In Walls = Stonechats.
In chimneys = Crows and jackdaws.
The materials of the nests are:-
The birds that build in the trees make their nests of sticks which are kept together with clay and(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.