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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

RE DJS/Jens Staniel, (Kestrel)

To add to Jens alterantive name for a Kestrel here are some more from times gone by :-

Bloodhawk.............Oxfordshire
Creshawk...............Cornwall
Cristelhawk / Fieldhawk.........Surrey
Hoverhawk............Buckinghamshire, Berkshire
Keelie...........Edinburgh
Maalin..............Shetland
Mouse Falcon..........Orkney and Yorkshire
Mousehawk / Redhawk.........Lancashire and Stirlingshire
Standhawk / Stanchel............West Yorkshire
Staniel / Stannel/ Vannerhawk/ Wind Bivver..............Sussex
Wind Bibber.............Kent
Wind Cuffer.............Orkney
Wind Fanner............Surrey
Wind Hover............west and south England
Wind Sucker..........Kent

In 1599 for over 200 years it was known as the Wind Fu**er and F**k Wind but this was dropped for obvious reasons.

So there you go... West Yorkshire Birding, your educational blog, full of useless information.
BS

3 comments:

Tracy C said...

There are a fun interesting ones there Brian!

Brian Sumner . said...

Whatever they call them they,re not going to pose for you and the camera.
The photo Brittany took will take some beating.

Tracy C said...

Lol. They will eventually. All good things come to those that wait!

I will camp out down there with a flask and some sandwiches.