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- Numerous wild birds are common in my district. Their names are - the wren, the robin, the sparrow, the sallpicker, the goldfinch, the blackbird, thrush, magpie, starling, crow, curlew, swallow, cuckoo and lastly the corncrake. The cuckoo and swallow and corncrake migrate about June or July. These birds go away because the climate here is too cold, and these birds cannot bear that intense cold of our Winters. The swallows assemble in one place in every district to "farewell" as it were to the Irish folk.The robin builds her nest in a high dry mossy bank. The wren builds hers in a low hedge or in a house eave(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.