Western bluebird perching in a “No Parking” zone. Photo by Ethan Winning, Walnut Creek, CA
It was a dark and stormy morning in Walnut Creek, but for the first time in 38 years, we had Western bluebirds visiting us near our backyard. Even though it was 9:30 a.m., this guy decided to violate parking regs, and I decided to take his picture.
Ethan Winning, Walnut Creek, California
He better watch it or he’s going to get a ticket! /Gary
Posted on Thursday, March 15th, 2012
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Western bluebird parents catching insects to feed young. (Brian Murphy/Walnut Creek, CA)
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
Down with pesticides … UP with bluebirds! Thanks, Brian! /Gary
Posted on Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
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