Monday, 30 October 2017

killing the yellowhammer

Yellowhammer, from Drawn Chorus

Here's a bit of devilry for Hallowe'en. Though the devilry is, of course, on the part of the people who persecuted the yellowhammer, or yoldring, rather than the bird itself. 

This is what E & MA Radford have to say about the bird, in their Encyclopedia of Superstitions