18 May 2014

Huge Pigeon Roost in Pennsylvania

A wild pigeon roost has been discovered in Pike county, Pa., five miles long and two miles wide, and the number of pigeons which nightly assemble there is estimated at millions. A party of lumbermen raided on them a few nights since, and with long poles succeeded in killing over ten thousand. Each one brought away as many as he could carry, which was a small portion compared with the number left on the ground to feed the foxes and wolves.

May 11, 1876. A huge pigeon roost. Washington D.C. Evening Star 47(7215): 1.