School: Cor na Fola (B.) (roll number 1607)

Location:
Cornafulla, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Liam Ó Hannáin

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Bird-Lore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0271, Page 005

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The wild birds most commonly to be found in my district are. the robin, the thrush, the blackbird, the crow and many others. These birds never migrate because they are to be seen at all times of the year.
The robin builds her nest in bushes, or in hedges. She lays four or five eggs. There colour is brown and white. She stays three weeks hatching on them. The thrush builds her nest in bushes. She lays five eggs. They are of a blue colour. She remains three weeks hatching on them. The blackbird builds her nest in bushes or in hedges. She lays four eggs or five eggs. There colour is blue. She stays three weeks hatching on them. The crow builds builds her nest different to the other birds. She builds it very high up in a tree. She lays about four eggs. The are of a speckled colour.
When birds fly low it is a sign of rain. When they fly upwards it is a sign of fine weather. Boys are told if they rob birds' nests that the birds will never come back again.

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Collector
Michael Durney
Gender
male
Address
Cornafulla, Co. Roscommon
Language
English