Purple Martin Explosion

Last year, we had 4 nesting Purple Martin pair. This season has been like no other so far, with the first couple of martins arriving March 10. Since then, they literally poured in. Last nest check done last sunday, we had 23 nesting pair, 116 eggs and 4 babies so far. We're hoping for 30+ pair total this year. The Purple Martin sub-adult males are now showing up in force, and as usual, acting like rowdy kids.

We can finally say we have a Purple Martin colony established.

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The 2016 Meltdown Vintage Motorcycle Show – Hendersonville, NC

Held at Southern Appalachian Brewery in Hendersonville, NC. Needless to say, I went inside to take a look at the bar.

Plenty of beer faucets.

And plenty of beautiful old motorcycles.

This lady had bought this old Beemer just a few days ago, and decided to ride in down to the show. She was excited, to say the least.

More vintage from back in the days

Always wanted one of these CB900's back…..well….when I was younger.

Beautiful Triumph paint job.

And some "All Things Leather"

and strange colorful buildings

Well worth the trip. Going again next year.

 

Blue Ridge, NC

Wish Lois was here. But, she had to work today. Headed to Meltdown Vintage Motorcycle Show in Hendersonville, NC tomorrow.

Life is good.