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


Anonymous 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.

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.

Margo said...

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

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.