William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Sunday, 15, March, 2009

The Buzzards Return

Filed under: Natural History — williamthecoroner @ 08:00

00004p1It is that time of year again, Spring is en-route, and this is the day the buzzards return to Hinckley, Ohio.  San Juan Capistrano might have swallows, Ohio has large, carrion-eating raptors.  (Considering the number of highways and roadkill in Ohio, that’s probably a good trade-off. )

You see them most along the highways, and can tell them from hawks because of their dark undersides–most of the local broadwinged hawks have white or spotted bellies.  Sometimes, though, they did circle around the coroner’s offices I’ve worked at.  Kind of unnerving.


1 Comment »

  1. My dad always says you can tell the difference between buzzards and other raptors if you look at the heads. If the head looks like it’s been run over, yet the thing is still flying, it’s a buzzard.

    Comment by Auntie J — Monday, 23, May, 2011 @ 23:44 | Reply

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