Thrush and redbreast sing. Bunting, emberiza alba, at Farnigdon. I never saw one in the parish of Selborne. They affect a champion country, & abound in the downy open parts. Ducks, teals, and wigeons have appeared on Wulmere-pond about three weeks: one pewit-gull, larus cinereus, appears. A pike was taken lately in this pond measuring 3 feet & 3 inch: in length; & 21 inch: in circumference: in it’s belly were 3 considerable carps. When fit for the table it weighed 24 pounds.
Posted by sydney on Dec 26th, 1771
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