But are wild creatures really able to forecast the weather? And if so, could they be more reliable than the brains and super-computers of the Met Office?
Using wildlife to forecast the weather has a long history. If our ancestors wanted to know what the weather was going to be like the next day, they couldn’t rely on TV forecasts or the internet. So they watched what birds and animals were doing, and tried to work out if their behaviour meant there would be sunshine, rain or snow.