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Currie, Donald, c1826- (crofter | Islay)

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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Note about the birds 'croman fion', 'croman rua', 'corrghrieach' and 'crotach' [possibly snipes, heron and plover], June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/35
Scope and Contents Note about the birds 'croman fion', 'croman rua', 'corrghrieach' and 'crotach' [possibly red kite, hen harrier, heron and curlew] probably collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/Islay, regarding the best time to spot them.
Dates: June 1887

Story about geese on Ìle/Islay and vocabulary note, June 1887

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/36
Scope and Contents Story about geese on Ìle/Islay collected from Donald Currie, crofter there, telling how he once ''sneaked behi[nd] [a] dyke to see how near he could get to geese in a pool - tame geese.' One goose stood separately on a knoll but was struck in the face by several flaps by another goose. which went back to the pool afterwards. 'The chastened goose roared out for long aft[er]. Never attemp[ed] to move'. Donald adds that 'Geese go to Loch Dearg in Ire[land] from this' [Lough Derg, County Donegal]....
Dates: June 1887