19 May 2014

Pigeons Flying in Numbers at Urbana

During the past week the wild pigeons have been flying about in such numbers as would gladden the heart of any Jerseyman. Geese and ducks also abound; among the most attractive of the latter being a duck of a bonnet, just introduced as the spring style. We haven't heard the name, but it seems especially adapted to lover's "au revoirs" and affectionate adieuxes. That is, the bonnet is so far from the face that it will act as no preventing providence.

March 7, 1866. [Pigeons flying in numbers.] Urbana Union 5(50): 3.