The house-martins have disappointed us again, as they did last year, with respect to their Novemr. visit for one day. On Nov. 5th 1779, & Nov. 4th 1777, they showed themselves all day along the hanger in considerable numbers, after they had withdrawn for some weeks: when, had they been properly watched, their place of retreat in the evening, I make no doubt, might have been easily discovered. Once in a few years they make us a visit of this sort, some time in the first week in November.
Posted by sydney on Nov 11th, 1781