School: Mount Talbot (roll number 14056)

Location:
Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
M. Ó Héimhthigh

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Bird-Lore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0267, Page 167

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The wild birds that are commonly found in this district are the blackbird, the robin, the thrush, the goldfinsh, and the linnet. The birds that we have that migrate are the swallow, the cuckoo, the corncrake, the widgeon, and the wildgoose. The swallow comes here in April and goes in September. The cuckoo comes in the end of May and goes in July. The corncrake comes in June and goes in September. The widgeon comes in the end of October and goes in March. The wildgoose comes in the end of October and goes when the oats gets green.
The blackbird builds her nest in a whitethorn or furze bush. The thrush builds hers in the fork of a tree. The skylark builds anywhere. The wren builds in a bush, hole or wall. The magpie builds in a bush or tree. The crow builds

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Collector
Eibhlín Ní Fhíneachtaigh
Gender
female
Informant
A. Finnerty
Age
50
Address
Mount Talbot, Co. Roscommon
Language
English