Have you ever heard a rain crow? When I was growing up, my Grandpa Burnette told me that any time that you can hear a rain crow calling, it will rain later on that day or night.
For years, I thought that a rain crow is what it was really called. One day I commented to a co-worker about a rain crow that was calling. He looked at me a bit strangely and asked me what I was talking about. I told him to listen a minute and I would tell him when I heard it again. He then told me that it was a yellow-billed cuckoo!
Listen for the rain crow. You are guaranteed that it will rain when you hear one!
Visit this link to hear the rain crow.
I posted about rain crows and other rain signs a couple of years ago here.
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