This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
We regret to state that these birds have made their appearance in our county. One of our fruit growers informs us that he first discovered them on his place last Sabbath; he described them as being larger than our sparrow, yellow in appearance, and beautiful singers. They do not confine" themselves to peaches, but are feeding upon pears, or any other fruit that they can swallow.- Centreville Record.