Monday, June 27, 2016

Pats 50th Reunion

This past Saturday we attended Pats 50th reunion at the Pine City Country Club.  There was a very good turnout and all seemed to have a great time.  The following pictures are of the class of 1966 attendees.

One of Pats classmates brought his Ford Mustang.

The group is starting to form for pictures.

The gathering of the group continues.

Just about ready. This and the next picture are the best.

This is about the best shot of the group.

Some weren't paying attention in this one.

Final shot.

It was not a very nice weather day.


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Oldest and Newest

I mentioned in the previous blog that there was one group of ducks that we saw first this year that I hadn't been able to get a picture of lately.  I finally got them and also the latest group to show up.  This group has 8 little ones that can't be much more than a day or two old.  There are 14 in the older group along with mom.

This is the old group.  There were 15 when we first saw them, so they have fared well.

This is the new group of 8 with mom.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016


We saw the first group of newly hatched ducks about 3 weeks ago.  There were 15 in that bunch.  They are all feathered out now and haven't been around so that I could get a picture.  The pictures I have for this blog are recent new groups.  I am sure there will be more to come.  Also have a new picture of one of the regular Orioles that enjoys the grape jelly.

This mom has 8.

This is actually two groups.  The one just behind the feeder pole and the one at the far right belong to one of the hens and the rest belong to the other one.  I guess they have decided to work together.

Mom with 9 fairly young ones.

Mr. Oriole


Monday, June 6, 2016


This past week the Bluebirds finally returned and are building a nest in their house.  They were here earlier, but were driven off by the Tree Swallows.  We have since convinced the Swallows to leave the area and now the Bluebirds can raise their family in peace.  The following pictures are of the Bluebirds and also several other birds that use our feeders on a regular basis.  We have Orioles this year that are staying around and I think nesting in the area.  Hope you enjoy the pictures.

This is Mr. Bluebird protecting his house and he may be praying also.

This is Mr. and Mrs. Bluebird sitting just outside their house.  She has been working hard the last few days building a nest and looks a little worse for wear.

Mr. Baltimore Oriole.

Mrs. Baltimore Oriole

Mr. Gold Finch

Mallard Drake.  We have several ducks that come to eat on a daily basis.

Mr. Woodpecker

This is a Robin that likes to set in my new Cherry tree.  We see him out there often.