Headed up to Hamburg, NY for the annual international BMW MOA rally in Hamburg, NY.
Eating breakfast in smalltown Pennsylvania a little south of Warren. Rolling hills and green pastures. A little drizzle every now and then keeps the temps to around 68-70. Perfect.
The season is winding down. Most of the nestlings have fledged, leaving 3 nests to fledge. We ended up having 32 pair, with around 133 eggs. We lost 8 or 9 to heat and premature nest jumping. Still, all in all a good season. I hate that we loose babies, but it is nature, and you do what you can
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.
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.