Register of swan marks for the River Thames with names of owners. Late 16th century. Swan upping is an annual ceremonial procedure on the River Thames whereby Mute swans are caught and marked to show their ownership by means of a series of nicks on the side of the beak.
Aberdeen Bestiary (1151- 1500) at the University of Aberdeen, website: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/bestiary/ Four elegant magpies sit in a tree. The significance of the hunter attempting to shoot them, not mentioned in the text, is not known. The same image is used in Ashmole and Oxford, Bod. MS Douce 151. This image refers to the text on f36v.