This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

bluebirds at the community gardens

tree swallow mockingbird
male eastern blluebird female eastern bluebird
Its spring! The birds are nesting. Skippy and I walked through the gardens at Rock Meadow (Belmont) where I hope to have a community plot assignment on Saturday. I was enthralled by the nesting birds. I didn't look too hard, but found several nesting tree swallows and 3 beautiful pairs of nesting Eastern bluebirds!

There's a big open field of conservation land adjacent to the gardens where the town has nesting boxes scattered. It is a beautiful habitat for many species.

garden birds (Hortus Aves)
Belmont Victory Garden

Rock Meadow Conservation Land, Belmont

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Janet said...

I just love blue birds, but don't see many where I live. But, I saw a very cute flicker yesterday, another that I don't see too often.

April 11, 2008 11:42 AM

 
Blogger Barbee' said...

It has been years since I have seen an Eastern Bluebird. Thank you for posting these photos. You must have been quick with the camera.

April 13, 2008 12:54 AM

 
Blogger Margo said...

I'm so excited you caught the bluebirds on film! Did you hear the pheasant yesterday?

April 13, 2008 9:09 AM

 
Blogger kathy said...

The pheasants are LOUD! I was at the plot this morning and they are very noisy. Its great. A lot of wildlife. A friend of mine recently saw a coyote in the meadow and my husband saw two deer yesterday.

April 14, 2008 10:00 PM

 

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