Following on from one of Nicola's blog posts where she mentions delightful folk names for Bitterns, I bought a copy of 'A Dictionary of Enfoldnglish and Folk Names of British Birds. here are a few I like.
Lapwing : *** Plover, Pewit, Peesnips
Little Grege: Spider Diver, Didapper, Dob Chick, Douker, Arsfoot , Tom Pudding
Oyster Catcher : Sea-Pie, (Flying Carrot - Old Moor)
Growing up we always knew Lapwings as Pewits, another for the Little Grebe is a Dab Chick.
On the community House Sparrows have a couple of names, we knew them as Spuggies and some down south call them Spadgers.
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In reply to Alan.:
I'm proud to say that the flying carrot was mine... I think! :)
In reply to Nicola_volunteer:
A few across the pond call Sparrows Sputzies.
A marvelous description it is too. Now introduced at Ogston Reservoir, Carsington and Minsmere :-)
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