Punch,  48 (1865), 23.

Buonaparte's Gull



News-Commentary, Drollery


Ornithology, Hunting, Politics

    Discusses a report in The Times of a 'Buonaparte' gull that has been shot at Falmouth. Delighted that the bird is so rare in the British Isles, and believes the 'two Irish specimens' are 'no doubt, Fenian or Ultra-montane' and that their rarity is 'more remarkable' given the vast number of 'Buonaparte's gulls', who have 'occassionally been shot, particularly on the 2nd December, 1851'—a reference to the bloody quashing of a popular rebellion by Emperor Napoleon III of France.

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