The phenomena on March 15th of every year...where in a small town called Hinckley, in Northeastern Ohio, buzzards (turkey vultures) make their annual return to the region. The local residents celebrate this event with an annual pancake breakfast at the local elemantary school alongside information sessions and bird watching activities on the Saturday of that week. These migaritory birds have made this return voyage every year for over 150 years. A possible explanantion for the migration behavior may have been triggered by a massive wild animal hunt in 1818. This event was to eliminate predators from the rural countryside that were preying on livestock. The buzzards have an attraction to decomposing flesh.
Paul Newman's brother Arthur looks like an old vulture that flys back to Hinckley every year on "Buzzard Day."
by Dwight March 17, 2007