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- (continued from previous page)the wren cried out I am your king I have flown the highestTranscribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- The crow, jackdaw, robin, magpie, and the swallow are the most commonly known birds in this district. The swallow leaves this district before winter and goes away to a warm country.
The crow, the jackdaw and the magpie built their nests on the tree-tops and sometimes in the chimneys. The swallows make their nests in the eaves of houses, and the robin makes its nest in the walls. The robin's eggs are grey and their nests are made of moss and feathers.
Jackdaws' and crows' nests are made of sticks and horses hair etc. Swallows nests are made of mortar and feathers. The birds sit on their eggs from three to four weeks.
The weather can be judged by the behaviour of the curlew and seagull etc. The curlew cries(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- Mary Walshe