A Marvel of 18th-Century Clockwork Automata!!
The Silver Swan, made by James Cox in London in about 1773, is a life-size clockwork automaton that imitates the behaviour of a real swan. The mechanism is clockwork, of great quality. It plays music, moves its head, preens, and eats a fish.
I should very much like to have one such as this.
Steampunk, Pirates and Charity? What's not to like!