Amazing Sights

Subject: Amazing Sights
From: (Colin Dollery)
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 09:38:24 +1000
Given the recent discussion regarding spectacles provided by bird
flocks, spare a thought for the passenger pigeon of North America.  With
an estimated population of between 3 and 5 billion individuals in the 17
century, one flock was estimated by Alexander Wilson in 1810 to contain
2 billion odd individuals.  

John Audubon described a flock that took 3 days to pass!

All this, gone for good!

Colin Dollery
Charleville District Office
Tel: (07)4654 1255  Fax: (07) 4654 1418

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