Thrush in no rush

The East Kootenay welcomes back the Western Bluebird to its summer range.

  • Apr. 3, 2013 5:00 p.m.
Gerry Frederick photographed this Western Bluebird taking advantage of a nesting box near Elizabeth Lake.

Gerry Frederick photographed this Western Bluebird taking advantage of a nesting box near Elizabeth Lake.

Our friends the Western Bluebirds are back, taking advantage of the hundreds of nesting boxes placed around our East Kootenay fences. Sialia mexicana will spend breeding season here in its summer range, while feasting on berries and insects, including those bugs that we humans might consider pests. So bon appetit et bonne chance, Sialia mexicana.