School: Carysfort, Arklow

Location:
Arklow, Co. Wicklow
Teacher:
T. E. McAdoo

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Birds

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0923, Page 119

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A thrush is a nice song bird. She builds a nice nest of small twigs and ground moss and lines it inside with mud. She is a brown bird with a speckled. Her eggs are blue with black spots on them.

A robin is a faithful bird. She builds a nest of moss and one or two feathers and lines it inside with horse and ass's hairs. The eggs are white with red speckles over them. She is a brown bird with a red breast.
A pigeon is a big bird. She builds a nest of sprigs and roots. Her eggs are pure white. She builds high up in a dale or in a laurel or holly.
A black bird is a common bird. She builds a nest of mud, moss,

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Collector
Jack Hannan
Gender
male
Address
Shelton, Co. Wicklow
Language
English