School: Mulhuddart (roll number 16675)

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

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Bird-Lore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0790, Page 81

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Birdlore
The principal wild birds around this district are; brows, blackbirds, thrushes, wagtails, robins, magpies, swallows, (corn) corncrakes, cuckoo, sparrows, water-hens, finches, wild-ducks, larks, starlings, linnets, kingfishers, pigeons, jackdaws, scaldcrows, wrens, hawks, filowers, snipes, cranes, partridges, pheasants, yellow-hammers, stone chats.
The birds that build their nests in these different places are:-
In trees = brows, jackdaws, scaldcrows, pigeons, starlings,
finches, [?] hawks, magpies.
In hedges = Blackbirds, thrushes, sparrows,
In Hous 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, cornerakes and Plovers
In Walls = Stonechats.
In chimneys = brows 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

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