School: Inis (B.) (roll number 15042)

Ennis, Co. Clare
Seoirse Ó Maoldhomhnaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0609, Page 464

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  1. The following are the birds which I have noticed in the neighbourhood of Ennis:-
    The starling. The starlings always build their nests in old houses or on the side of a cliff. You never see them flying singly. You would always see them in twos or in a flock. Their eggs are pale-blue. Starlings feed on berries.
    The black-bird. The black-bird is a low-sized bird. His colour is black and his beak is yellow. He is not a game bird. He builds his nest in ivy and sometimes he builds in a bush. He is caught by a cradle-bird and put into a cage. He sings a very sweet song, after a few days.
    The wagtail. The wagtail builds her nest in a hole of a wall and the
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    Michael Power
    Considine Terrace, Co. Clare