25 September 2013

New Way of Killing Birds at D.C Capitol

The Washington Globe says: We are surprised to find yesterday how many little birds have fallen victims to Mr. Cruchett's large lantern on the dome of the capitol, and to the wires that support it. We understand that near fifty beautiful birds of different sorts, and of various plumage, were found dead yesterday morning. Started up in the night from their resting places in the square, they are, probably drawn to the light and dashed themselves to death against the lantern or wires.

New way of killing birds. May 17, 1848. Bradford Reporter 8(49): 2.