Birds Weather Predictors

Those living around water probably will recognize some of these. Here is a selection of of those

 observations.
Birds 
  • Large numbers of birds sitting on telephone wires foretells rain.

 

  • Birds roll in the dirt before rain.

 

  • Birds flying inland from the coasts indicates a storm approaching.

 

  • Birds pecking themselves foretells rain.

 

Geese
  • When geese walk north, rains comes forth.

  • When the goose and the gander begin to meander, the matter is plain, they are dancing for rain.

  • Geese that cackle do so for rain.

  • Tame geese fly when rain comes.

  • Geese fly toward the sea in good weather, and toward land in bad.

Seagulls

  • Seagulls sitting on the beach indicates a storm coming.

Ravens

  • Ravens crow loudly before a rain.

Swans
  • Rain approaches when swans fly against the wind.

Larks
  • When larks fly high and sing, expect good weather.

Loons
  • Loons fly toward the sea in good weather, and away from sea in bad weather.

Hawks
  • Hawks that light in trees and search for lice indicates rain.

Crows
  • Crows hollering in the morning are calling for rain in the evening.

 

Rooks
  • When rooks sit in rows on fences or dikes foretells wind.

 

  • Expect a fine day when rooks fly high.

Robins
  • A robin hops on snow three times.

Submitted by: Lori F. from WI.

Thanks, Lori

Mark

 

 

 

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