16 May 2014

Pigeons Pass Over Cincinnati in Magnitudes

The Cincinnati Chronicle says that on the morning of the 21st, the whole Southern horizon was covered with pigeons, which continued to move on over the face of the skies, in squadrons of various magnitude, forming an innumerable army of this prolific bird. They were moving northwardly, as the Spring approaches.

The same paper of a later date, says: — "The Pigeons continue to pass over the city in immense flocks. A friend told us yesterday, that the woods in Kentucky are filled with them. Fine sport over the way."

March 11, 1847. Pigeons. Jeffersonian Republican 7(38): 3.