16 May 2014

Flight of Pigeons Observed at Fort Hill

The Auburn Toesin says that during the whole forenoon on Sunday the 4th instant, the horizon at that place was, much of the time, literally darkened by a succession of immense flocks of pigeons winging their way from north to south. Observed from Fort Hill, on the southwestern side of the village, the spectacle was one of unusual interest. Across the wide horizon of the Hill, as far as the eye could reach, dense flocks extended from east to west, which could not have been less than six or seven miles in length.

April 14, 1847. Flight of pigeons. Morrisville Madison Observer 26(1316): 2.