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