Punch,  57 (1869), 155.

The Cawing Social Congress





Societies, Animal Behaviour, Ornithology

    Describes this time of year as one when 'Great flocks of rooks [...] Swarm in the air and in the trees', 'cloud the sky with their rustling wings', and caw until nightfall. Identifies the cause as the Social Science Congress, whose members' 'annual jawing' matches 'with a correspondent cawing'. However, notes that 'there's music in the raucous / Cries uttered by the corvine caucus' and compares this to the boring reports of the congress in the newspapers.

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