Tuesday 19 September 2017

Quotes 2017 #262

"The artist John James Audubon described one flock [of passenger pigeons] he saw in 1813. 'The air was literally filled with pigeons,' he wrote. 'The light of noon day was obscured as by an eclipse, the dung fell in spots, not unlike melting flakes of snow.'" (Jim Robbins, The Wonder of Birds)