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" I have seen a flight of Pidgeons in the spring, and at Michaelmas when they return back to the Southward for four or five miles, that to my thinking had neither beginning nor ending, length nor breadth, and so thick that I could see no Sun, they joyn... "
Collections of the Maine Historical Society. [1st Ser.̈ - Page 91
by Maine Historical Society - 1853
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Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society ...

Massachusetts - 1833
...breed the Leprosie ; the Indesses make Coats of Turkiefeathers woven for their Children. The Pidgeon, of which there are millions of millions, I have seen a flight of Pidgeonsin the spring, and at Michaelmas when they return back to the Southward for four or five miles,...
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Collections of the Maine Historical Society, Volume 3

Local history - 1853
...catch them. " The Pidgcons, of which there arc millions of millions : I have seen a flight of Pidgcons in the spring, and at Michaelmas when they return...nor ending, length nor breadth, and so thick that 1 could see no sun. They joyn nest to nest, and tree to tree together by their nests many miles together...
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The New England Farmer

Samuel W. Cole - Agriculture - 1853
...of our old writers, and they were very abundant in New England in 1640; Josselyn says, "The Pidgeon, of which there are millions of millions, I have seen a flight of Pidgeons in the spring, and at Michajlinas, when they return back to the Southward, for four or five miles, that to my thinking had...
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The Penn Monthly, Volume 7

1876
...Josselyn says, in his account of some of the birds of New England, published in 1675 : "The Pidgeon, of which there are millions of millions. I have seen a flight of Pidgcons in the spring, and at Michaelmas, when they return back to the southward for four or five...
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Bulletin of the Nuttall Ornithological Club, Volumes 1-3

Ornithology - 1876
...70. ( New Englands Rarities, p. 9. by the lusty trees";* and Josselyn speaks of "the Pidgeon, of which there are millions of millions. I have seen...the spring, and at Michaelmas when they return back Southward for four or five miles, that to my thinking had neither beginning nor ending, length nor...
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The Auk

Birds - 1910
...terrible hawkes in this country." Not long after John Josselyn gave us a better account:1 "The Pidgeon, of which there are millions of millions, I have seen...thinking had neither beginning nor ending, length or breadth, and so thick that I could see no Sun, they join Nest to Nest, and Tree to Tree by their...
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The Auk

Birds - 1910
...terrible hawkes in this country." Not long after John Josselyn gave us a better account:1 "The Pidgeon, of which there are millions of millions, I have seen...thinking had neither beginning nor ending, length or breadth, and so thick that I could see no Sun, they join Nest to Nest, and Tree to Tree by their...
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A history of the game birds, wild-fowl and shore birds of Massachusetts and ...

Edward Howe Forbush, Massachusetts. State Board of Agriculture - Birds, Protection of - 1912 - 622 pages
...for some years, states that of Pigeons there were "millions of millions; I have seen," he asserts, "a flight of Pidgeons in the spring, and at Michaelmas...nor breadth, and so thick that I could see no Sun. 3 . . . But of late they are much diminished, the English taking them with Nets." The latter statement...
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A history of the game birds, wild-fowl and shore birds of Massachussetts and ...

Edward Howe Forbush, Herbert Keightley Job, Massachusetts. State Board of Agriculture - Birds - 1912 - 622 pages
...for some years, states that of Pigeons there were "millions of millions; I have seen," he asserts, "a flight of Pidgeons in the spring, and at Michaelmas...length nor breadth, and so thick that I could see no Sun.3 . . . But of late they are much diminished, the English taking them with Nets." The latter statement...
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A history of the game birds, wild-fowl and shore birds of Massachusetts and ...

Edward Howe Forbush, Massachusetts. State Board of Agriculture - Birds, Protection of - 1912 - 622 pages
...for some years, states that of Pigeons there were "millions of millions; I have seen," he asserts, "a flight of Pidgeons in the spring, and at Michaelmas...length nor breadth, and so thick that I could see no Sun.3 . . . But of late they are much diminished, the English taking them with Nets." The latter statement...
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