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Story about a hawk hunting rock pigeons, June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/30

Scope and Contents

Story about a hawk hunting rock pigeons probably collected from Donald Currie, crofter, Ìle/Islay. Donald tells how John Maconail, W Eilestra [Aolstradh an Iar/Wester Ellister] saw a blue hawk [peregrine falcon] chasing rock pigeons at Eileastra [Port Ellister], striking one, which fell to the ground, John picked it up and it flew high again, the hawk struck another pigeon which fell straight down, the hawk pursuing it with 'treme[ndous] swirl making straight upon her he jerked a little aside. She struck the road during her kill hard down + flat it body where it entrails gushed out flat'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: 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 9r, line 13 to folio 9v, line 13

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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