March 15th – the buzzards return to Hinkley, OH. Every year. How do they know? These particular buzzards decided to move along from Hinkley to the lake. Guess they’re beach buzzards.
A few years ago on March 15th, we got up before dawn, made our way to Hinkley and stood in the cold around a campfire-in-a-can (50 gallon drum), drinking coffee and hot chocolate, kibitzing with the dozens and dozens of other people who had done the same while we waited…and waited…and waited.
We saw the sunrise before we saw a buzzard. Eventually, the cold got to us so we went home. And what do you think we saw as we rounded the bend for home? If you guessed buzzards, then you are absolutely correct.