School: Mulhuddart (roll number 16675)

Location:
Mulhuddart, Co. Dublin
Teacher:
Tomás Ó Broin

Filter stories

Back
/ 134 Forward
Resolution: Low | High
Bird-Lore

Archival Reference

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0790, Page 81

Image and data © National Folklore Collection, UCD. See copyright details »

On this page

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)
Collector
Esther Daly
Gender
female
Address
Powerstown, Co. Dublin
Language
English