Tuesday, March 13, 2007

50th Anniversary of Buzzard Day This Weekend in Hinckley Ohio



Have you ever 'done' Buzzard Day' in Hinckley? It's coming up in 48 hours, March 15th. I thought of this annual event as I drove from Brecksville back to Cleveland today and saw three (yes three!) buzzards flying overhead on Rockside Road. I guess someone forgot to tell them to hide out in the hotel until the 15th; of course I wasn't in Hinckley so I guess it's okay if they were in Independence!

Buzzard Day lore goes back a lot farther than this but sometime in the 50s a policeman reported following the birds for several years and that they indeed always return on March 15th. Can't argue with a policeman! Then the media became interested and voila - Buzzard Day was born.

The first event is March 15th: Buzzards Roost in the Hinckley Metroparks. (you might want to bring your binoculars).

The second event is: Sunday March 18th: The Chamber of Commerce Sponsored Pancake Breakfast ($6 for adults and $3 for kids). The Hinckley Chamber raises a lot of money at this event each year for children's charities. The time? 7AM until 4PM at the Hinckley Elementary School - 1586 Center Road.

And by the way, it's the 50th Anniversary of Buzzard Day. When you click on the Chamber pdf link, you get this which I love:
"....Hinckley, the most famous township in the Midwest, welcomes it's road-kill eating, mammoth winged,hissing, spitting mascot back home!" :-) Peace Out - 3C

16 comments:

Linda Davis said...

I'm trying to make a connection between pancakes and buzzards.

Anonymous said...

guess the pancakes are the road kill

Cleveland Carole Cohen 3C said...

LOL hmmm, I never thought of it that way, but they are quite tasty :-)

Linda Davis said...

Or...would you like some meat with your pancakes?

Cleveland Carole Cohen 3C said...

Hmmm, they serve sausage with the pancakse :-)

Anonymous said...

Buzzards flying overhead would make me very nervous. I hope you were moving!
kk

Cleveland Carole Cohen 3C said...

Hi KK, I knew there was a reason I want to weigh more than a buzzard!

Cleveland Carole Cohen 3C said...

I remember seeing baby buzzards in the National Geographic Explorer Hall. It was a terrific seminar, and they were really cute! Ok, go ahead and laugh but I thought so lol

Maureen Francis said...

What color will the pancakes be? :>

Cleveland Carole Cohen 3C said...

I'm sure they would be delighted to add food coloring for your daughter Mo!

teresa boardman said...

Wow! you really know how to party. We don't have anything like buzzard day here in St. paul. :(

Cleveland Carole Cohen 3C said...

You probably at least have KIWANIS Club Pancake Breakfasts :-)

Bonnie Erickson said...

We have a famous Hinckley in Minnesota but they don't have a buzzard day. They do, however, have caramel rolls at Tobie's restaurant which are so famous across the state that everyone recognizes Tobie's.

Cleveland Carole Cohen 3C said...

That sounds yummy, Bonnie. Tobie's is much better than that famous guy you mentioned lol.

Mitchell Hall said...

OK City boy that I am, I must admit I never heard of Buzzards.
However, last week when it was 10 degress and freezing I started noticing pigeons. I asked a colleague if they know something we don't know and she said they know Spring is here. Then all of a sudden it turned to 60 degrees and beautiful the next day.

Cleveland Carole Cohen 3C said...

Hi Mitchell, so the pidgeons leave when it's cold? Wild! That's the urban version of robins I guess :0)