WHEN WAS CUCKOO WARNING DAY CREATED AND WHY?

Today, the first day of summer, is also, for some odd reason Cuckoo Warning Day. I had to know why.

Although we can't find the origin of this date, the story goes: If you hear a Cuckoo on June 21st, you are going to have a wet summer.

Now maybe this was started about the same time as Punxutawny Phil, the groundhog that sees his shadow, the defining factor of us having another 6 weeks of winter or if he doesn't see his shadow, we have an early spring. I can't remember what happened this year; but I wonder if Phil was clueless that we'd have NO spring?

ON A SIDE NOTE

Did you know that the Cuckoo is essentially a bad bird? Cuckoos lay their eggs in the nests of other birds, so they don't have to parent their own eggs. Then once the chick hatches, it pretty much kicks all of the other guests out of the nest. Nice birdy. Road Runners are in the Cuckoo family, and they like to eat insects. Some of them are even big enough to eat lizards. Yummy.

HAPPY CUCKOO WARNING DAY! 

Plug your ears; or if you want more water; good luck.

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