Punch,  60 (1871), 175.

Observations by a Cockney Naturalist



Notes, Drollery


Natural History, Ornithology, Zoology, Entomology, Animal Behaviour

    Notes the surprising variety of birds, fishes, and insects to be seen in London. Lists various species and their common locations, most of the latter being humorously linked to the species' names. For example, pigeons have been shot near Shepherd's Bush, pea-shooters abound in London's streets, bluebottles can be found in Whitechapel butchers' shops, thrushes have been observed 'among the sundry of the children, under medical inspection', ducks are 'plentiful in the salons of Tyburnia', and flocks of mudlarks can be seen near the River Thames at Wapping.

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