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Western bluebirds: Catching insects in a pesticide-free garden

By Gary Bogue
Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 6:19 am in Bird nests, Birds, Western bluebirds.

Western bluebird parents catching insects to feed young. (Brian Murphy/Walnut Creek, CA)
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Gary:
Attached is what happens when western bluebirds nest in a pesticide-free garden like The Gardens at Heather Farm in Walnut Creek, CA. There is such an abundance of insects to feed young, the parents have to take turns to get into the nest box as they are catching insects so quickly.  The flight to catch insects is less than 100 feet from the box into the gardens.
Brian, Walnut Creek, California

Brian:
Down with pesticides … UP with bluebirds! Thanks, Brian! /Gary

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