Most Reverend Sir,
I am sending this electric letter to alert you to the news of a Red-breasted Goose Bernicula ruficollis on the Pytt Level close by your Parish. This is a most exciting observation. I note that Yarrell implies the very first for the country was obtained by one Marmaduke Tunstall shot in severe frost as recently as 1776, and thus whilst he listed no specimens for your county at the time of his publication the recent freezing weather makes good evidence for this bird’s validity.
I therefore trust you will implore local gunners to collect this fine example post-haste. The Bishop would be most pleased to have this in his collection. When last visiting your location I came upon two excellent shots, Krapfen and Slitherlink, both your parishioners so I should think known to you; but they are quite one with the land and must be made to understand this bird is for the Bishop, not for the pot!
My very best wishes to you for the forthcoming year,
The Venerable Dean Cliff of Losechelsea Cathedral