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Storm Cocks and Scribbly Jacks

Storm Cocks and Scribbly Jacks

Other posts by  |  Kevin OHara on Google+ |  March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kevin O’Hara of Northumberland Wildlife Trust reminisces and recalls some of the interesting names he and his boyhood friends used for wildlife, such as scribbly jack for yellowhammer – because of the unusual markings on the birds eggs. Lots of the names come from Middle English or Germanic origins.

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