Mac & Mike's Pick: March 15th

By WEEK Producer

March 15, 2011 Updated Mar 15, 2011 at 10:18 PM CDT

It's March 15th... and you know what that means… That's right; it's time for the buzzards to show up. Yes, it's Buzzard Day in Hinkley, Ohio

It's a folklore tradition that dates back nearly two centuries.

Every March 15th, the buzzards return to a northeast Ohio park... not too far from Cleveland.

The first buzzard was spotted across a tree line around 8:30 this morning.

According to tradition, the buzzards were first attracted by thawing livestock carcasses that had been killed by farmers.

There are no thawing animal bodies now, but still the buzzards always return on this date.

And they're greeted by several hundred "buzzard people" each year.

The buzzards may not have the panache of a groundhog, but at least they don't pretend to know what the weather will be.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.