The San Juan Press says:
Among the oak forests, two or three miles northeast of that place, wild pigeons have made their appearance by thousands. Several of our sportsmen visited their haunts a day or two ago, but were not very successful in slaying them. The pigeons fly too high, and when they alight it is almost invariably beyond the fowling piece range.November 5, 1861. Wild pigeons. Sacramento Daily Union 22(3309): 2.