18 May 2014

Millions of Wild Pigeons Pass Over Austin

Wild pigeons passed over the city to the southwest in countless millions Thursday morning. They commenced flying over in flocks miles long about 7 o'clock and continued till 10 o'clock or later. Some one on the street remarked that the flight of the pigeons indicated a coming storm. Let us see. A gentleman who lives about twenty miles south of Austin says that for some time pigeons have been very plentiful in his vicinity, and that people have great sport shooting them. At night they even go to their roosts and mow them down in great quantities.

January 31, 1878. Pigeons. Austin Weekly Democrat Statesman 7(17): 3.