The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22704   Message #3784205
Posted By: Gutcher
08-Apr-16 - 10:23 AM
Thread Name: Groves of Boho
Subject: RE: Groves of Boho
Leeneia
Many places have their own names for birds, these names coming from times when bird books were not available to a mainly rural population.
Here in the west of Scotland we have the Green Lintie the Yellowyite [Yellowhammer] the Bluedykie [Hedgesparrow--from the colour of its eggs.] the Stankie [Waterhen---from its frequenting stanks and ditches]. A survey taken at the end of the 19th.C. gives the Shilfie {Chaffinch} as the most common bird in the area at that time.
These names are still used.