15 May 2014

Great Flight of Pidgeons at Boston

Boston, August 19.

Last Monday in the Afternoon there was as great a Flight of Pidgeons in the neighbouring Towns, as ever was known : the next Morning they were brought to Town in Such Quantities, that they fell from Eighteen Pence to Two Pence a Dozen; and abundance of them were carried back again, which could not be disposed of.

August 26 to September 2, 1736. American Weekly Mercury 870: 2.