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Authors John James Audubon and Annie Dillard

Summary: John James Audubon and Annie Dillard both describe the flights of the flocks of birds the see, incorporating their feelings about the experience into their observations. Audubon approaches his flock's peculiarity with a methodical and scientific view and is mostly amazed with the unusualness of the pigeons but Dillard's experience of watching the flock of starlings expresses a spiritual and sensational side of bird watching.


John James Audubon and Annie Dillard both describe the flights of the flocks of birds the see, incorporating their feelings about the experience into their observations. Audubon approaches his flock's peculiarity with a methodical and scientific view and is mostly amazed with the unusualness of the pigeons but Dillard's experience of watching the flock of starlings expresses a spiritual and sensational side of bird watching.

Audubon firsts writes the place where he saw the pigeons: "in passing over the Barrens a few miles beyond Hardensbug, I observed the pigeons." Also, Audubon immediately states the birds he saw and the direction of the flight, "from north-east to south-west." Only a scientist studying birds, records the time, place, and direction of flight and also no initial details about the birds are described, but his fascination with the unusualness of the pigeons is: "I observed the pigeons flying... in greater numbers...

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