Archive | July, 2012

July 30 2012 The Lake (Last Day for Now)

30 Jul

Bird Log

Temperature 86

Sky Clear

the Lake

Sunrise 5:56 AM Sunset 8:41 PM

What is it?

What is it?

Don’t know exactly what kind of Bird this is HELP!

RVDriver@Q.Com

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July 29 2012 “The Lake”

29 Jul

The Lake

For the Bicentennial Of the United States of America, there was commissioned a series of Books, one for each State. Minnesota’s was a great read, and I wish I would have purchased the book. Right now I can not find who published it or who the author was, so here goes from memory.

Minnesota has a very diverse and interesting topology, it goes from flat rich farm land to heavy wooded lumber country. So where is the divide? Everyone in the Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis goes “Up North” to “The Lake”! More on “The Lake” later. The North Country of Minnesota begins where it always did even 100 years ago, and that’s where rich Farm Land meets Tree rich Forest. About Pine City Minnesota, 85 miles north of St. Paul, just listen to The Radio Station of the North from Pine City Minnesota. Only problem is Pine City is in the lower 1/3 of the State, don’t believe me draw a line, the middle of the state of Minnesota is closer to Bemidji MN. But we listen to “The Radio Station of The North” in Pine City, because that’s where the trees begin, hence “The North Country”.

Now Good old Minnesota the “land of 10,000 Lakes” just look at the License plate of every Minnesota Car, it says so right there! But how big is a Lake? Does it have a Name? The Minnesota State legislature got into that can of worms many years ago, the so called my district has more lakes than yours has debate, which ended with “It cost to much money to change everything that has “10,000 Lakes” written on it than what its worth!

So Minnesota has 11,842 “Named Lakes” larger than Ten Acres, and if you include “Unnamed lakes larger than 10 acres, Minnesota has 15, 291 lakes.

Now back to “The Lake”, What happens on every major summer Holiday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor day? People come back to the office, and around every water cool is the fish story of “the one that got away” or my stringer of fish was bigger than yours, and just where did you catch that many fish? RIGHT “The Lake”, everyone goes fishing, relaxing swimming at the same “Lake”. Think they are going to tell you how to get to their “Secret Fishing Lake”, no way they got it at “The Lake”, now you have to figure out which one of 11,842 it was!

That’s where we are now, “THE LAKE”

RVDriver

July 28/29 20012 Two for one!!!

29 Jul

Bird Log

Temperature 83

Sky Clear The Lake

Sunrise 5:50 AM Sunset 8:48 PM

We now know where bird food goes

We now know where bird food goes

Morning Dove

Morning Dove

Two for one,what can I say, with pontoon boat, fishing, and a fire ring, who has time for “Bird Pictures” well I do a little bit. We now know where the bird food goes out of the wood feeder!

July 27 2012 At the Lake

27 Jul

Bird Log

Temperature 78

Sky Clear The Lake

Sunrise 5:50 AM Sunset 8:48 PM

Blue Jay wings

Blue Jay wings

This is Roof Wings were Spread

This is Roof Wings were Spread

Never saw this before, a Blue Jay landed on the peak of the Wishing Well, spread its

wings and Tail Feathers, as to dry them. One wing is over the peak on the other side, he stayed there for 4 or 5 min then flew away and landed in a nearby tree.

July 26 2012 “The Lake”

26 Jul

Bird Log

Temperature 82

Sky Clear The Lake

Sunrise 5:50 AM Sunset 8:48 PM

House Finch’s

 

Saw 4 House Finches on the Feeder at the same time, about noon, then we left for “The Lake”! Arrived at Lake 5:30 PM set up fans to cool Motor Home down went to town for super. Then a medication trip to Walgreen’s, saw a Doe White Tail Deer with “Twin Fawns”.

July 25 2012 NO BIRDS !!

25 Jul

NO BIRDS!

 

All day I did not see one Bird, I cut grass, was out to get mail, and spent about 2 hours on and off through the day on the computer in front of the window by the Bird Feeder.

 

No Birds, as stated did not see one single bird.

July 24 2012

24 Jul

Bird Feeder Log

Temperature 82

Sky Rain Early Morning

Sunrise 5:50 AM Sunset 8:48 PM

House Finch’s

Gold Finch

Chickadees

Cardinal

Sparrow

Downy Woodpecker

Hang ON!

Hang ON!

Downy at Suet Feeder ! Very low activity, !