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Norfolk Birdnames


Items marked Skip are mentioned in more detail in Keith Skipper's book
"Larn Yarself Norfolk".
EnglishNorfolk Pronounced
bearded tit reed-pheasant
bittern (1) buttle bu(tt)l
bittern (2) bottle-bump baartl-
black-headed gull puet pue(t)
bluetit (1) oven-bird Skip   -baad
bluetit (2) pick-cheese
bluetit (3) tidiff
bullfinch blood-ulf
chaffinch spink
coot baldie-coot Skip   -coo(t)
crow (carrion) Harry the Denchman Skip  
curlew (stone) thick-knee
duck (shell) bay-duck
duck (wild) smee
Eng. partridge greybird greybaad
fieldfare mislen-bird -baad
French partridge Frenchman
goldcrest herrin(g)-spink
goldfinch (1) King Harry
goldfinch (2) draw-water -wa(t)er
great tit bee-bird Skip   -baad
grebe (little) didopper
greenfinch greenulf
green woodpecker rainbird rairnbaad
guinea-fowl come-back Skip  
gull (black-headed) puet pue(t)
gull (sea) cob caarb
hedge sparrow (1) dunnock
hedge sparrow (2) hedge betty ...be(tt)y
hedge sparrow (3) shufflewing
heron (1) Diddleton Frank Skip  
heron (2) frank
heron (3) harnser
jackdaw caddow cadder
lapwing (1) hornpie hornpoi
lapwing (2) wyper
lapwing (3) pie-wipe poi-woip
little grebe didopper Skip  
long-tailed tit (1) bottle-tom baar(tt)l-taarm
long-tailed tit (2) pudding-poke Skip   puddin-p@k
long-tailed tit (3) oven-bird Skip   -baad
meadow-pipit tit-lark ti(t)-lark
missel-thrush fulfer
nightingale barley-bird -baad
nightjar (1) goat-sucker Skip   g@t-
nightjar (2) razor-grinder rairzor-groinder
Norfk. plover thick-knee
owl (1) jill-(h)ooter
owl (tawny etc.) billywix Skip  
owl (2) will-o-wix
oyster-catcher (2) sea-pie Skip   -poi
oyster-catcher (1) olive
partridge (Eng.) greybird greybaad
partridge (red-legged) Frenchman Skip  
pied wagtail (1) Nanny Dishwasher
pied wagtail (2) Polly Dishwasher
pigeon ring-dow
pigeon (wood) dow
plover (Nfk.) thick-knee
red-legged partridge Frenchman
redshank tewk
redwing French mavis ...mairvus
ringdove ring-dow
sandpiper summer snipe -snoip
seagull cob caarb
shell-duck bay-duck Skip  
snipe summer lamb Skip  
song-thrush mavis/mavish mairvus/mairvish
sparrow [See Hedge]
stone curlew thick-knee
swift develin Skip   devlun
tawny owl billywix
thrush (missel) fulfer
thrush (song) mavis/mavish mairvus/mairvish
tit (bearded) reed-pheasant
tit (blue) 1 oven-bird Skip   -baad
tit (blue) 2 tidiff
tit (blue) 3 pick-cheese
tit (great) bee-bird Skip   -baad
tit (long-tailed) 1 bottle-tom baar(tt)l-taarm
tit (long-tailed) 2 pudding-poke Skip   puddin-p@k
tit (long-tailed) 3 oven-bird Skip   -baad
turkey-cock stag
wagtail (pied) 1 Nanny Dishwasher
wagtail (pied) 2 Polly Dishwasher
whinchat furrow-chuck
whitethroat hayjack
wild duck smee
woodpecker (green) rainbird Skip   rairnbaad
woodpecker woodsprite woodsproi(t)
wood pigeon dow
wren stag
yellowhammer guler/guleham
young (flyer?) full-flopper Skip   -flaarper

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