on the first of March, the crows begin to search
1846 M. A. DENHAM Proverbs relating to Seasons, etc. 39 On the first of March, the crows begin to search. Crows are supposed to begin pairing on this day.
1847 R. CHAMBERS Popular Rhymes of Scotland (ed. 2) 165 On the first of March, The craws begin to search; By the first o’ April, They are sitting still.
1906 E. HOLDEN Country Diary of Edwardian Lady (1977) 132 By the 1.st of March the crows begin to search, By the 1.st of April they are sitting still, By the 1.st of May they are flown away, Creeping greedy back again With October wind and rain.
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