19 May 2014

Clouds of Pigeons at Cincinnati

The atmosphere of Cincinnati was disturbed on Thursday, by the flight of prodigious flocks of pigeons, the whir of whose innumerable wings at times was heard like the rush of the wind through a leafy wilderness. It is conjectured that this extraordinary movement of birds indicates the breaking up of a pigeon roost in Indiana. The pigeons were flying from the southeast to the northwest out of range.

March 14, 1866. Clouds of pigeons. Western Reserve Chronicle 51(30): 2.