School: Beale (1) (roll number 7660)

Beal, Co. Kerry
Martin Beasley
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0399, Page 061

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  1. Birds were created by God as well as man was. Nearly all the birds I see are wild birds. Some of the names of the birds I know are: the swallow, starling, blackbird, lark and the robin. The swallow comes to us when the weather is fine, and the starling comes to us when the weather is bad. We know when the swallow flies high we are sure to get fine weather, and when she flies low that the rain is approaching. The blackbird builds her nest on a whitethorn tree she lays four eggs and they are of bluish colour. The lark builds her nest on the ground it is built with feathers. The robin builds her nest on the banks of rivers she lays five eggs and they are brown in colour. She feeds on worms, crumbs, and insects. Some birds come to us in Summer and leave us in winter. There are birds that come to us in the warm weather like the swallow and there are birds that come to us in the bad weather like the starling. When the seagols fly into the land from the sea we
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