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Garden Birds

Hatching Blue Birds at Sensible Gardening and Living

Of all the birds that visit our garden, the Robins always put on a good show. Early morning and evening sing songs, long leisurely baths in the pond and baby birds to watch. This mother Robin has nested quite low down in a pine shrub, overlooking the view side and next to a lilac bush. She knows what she’s doing.…

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Garden Birds – Western Bluebird Arrival

Western Bluebirds at Sensible Gardening and Living

This morning was very exciting, out bluebirds arrived. I’ve been monitoring their arrival date for several years, and they have always arrived between March 17-21 without fail. Today is only March 7th, so why are they here so early? I’m not complaining, just very surprised. Western Bluebirds leave British Columbia around the end of October and migrate south, spending their…

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The Arrival of Spring

Arrival of Spring at Sensible Gardening and Living

This morning was quite special, we woke up to the singing of robins, an early spring bird for us. This was a first for this year, and the story around here has it that when the robins return, spring is just around the corner. Looking out we saw a pair of large, healthy red breasted robins, sitting on a stump…

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