Today is national buzzard day! In the small town of Hinckley, Ohio, hundreds of buzzards fly “home” to the Hinckley Reservation. It begins early in the morning, when the buzzards come into the view of the official spotter. Afterwords, refreshments are served. For the people of Hinckley, the return of the buzzards mean that spring is on its way.
The Sunday after March 15th is Buzzard Sunday where there are events all day at the Hinckley Reservation celebrating the buzzards.
Buzzard is the common name for the Turkey Vulture, even though its not a turkey. Its called a turkey vulture due to its similarity in looks to the male turkey. Its a vulture because rather than eating live animals, its a scavenger and eats what carrion is left behind by other meat eaters. Yum!