School: Ballinakill (B.) (roll number 895)

Location:
Ballinakill, Co. Laois
Teacher:
William Hande

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The Wren

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0831, Page 022

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There are wild birds in our district and they are very plentiful. The names of the birds are, thrushes, blackbirds, robins, wrens, golf-finches, chap-finches, magpies, sparrows and crows. A wren builds her nest in a bush, and she makes the nest of of moss. It is a round nest with a little hole in it, just big enough for herself to pass in and out. A wren builds three or four nests, and she lays in the nest that is most comfortable. The wren lays about twenty eggs, and they are coloured brown. The wren sits on the eggs for three weeks before the young ones come out.

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