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Note about the bird 'glaisean' [moss [chirper]], 4 June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/15

Scope and Contents

Note about the bird 'glaisean' [moss [chirper]] describing its nesting habits including that it has been found 'in P[ort] na haven in turf dyk[e]s asleep in winter with two or three ribeagan fiar geal na bheul [blades of grass] across to keep his bill open to breath[e] like polar bear with his paw in his mouth'. [Port na h-Abhainne/Portnahaven, Ìle/ Islay]. Text has been scored through in pencil perhaps to indicate it has been transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: 4 June 1887

Language of Materials

English Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 53 folios ; 17.2 x 10.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 5v, line 1 to folio 5v, line 18

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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