March 13, 2014

Home to roost

So, tomorrow is Book Blogging and Saturdays I don't blog, therefore, I am posting about the buzzards of Hinckley today.  From the Cleveland Metroparks:
Spotting the first buzzards that return to Hinckley every March 15 is a grand tradition. We naturalists prefer to call them by their true name, turkey vulture (Cathartes aura). However, for the town of Hinckley and Cleveland Metroparks, celebrating this “welcome back” ceremony for 57 years, a more folksy flavor fits this traditional special event just fine.
Fifty-seven years is a long time. And while it's about as science-based as Groundhog Day, for us here in Northern Ohio, it is the first sign of spring. 

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