It is my belief that birds have a bad reputation in the garden. We tend to look at them as seed eaters and beneficial insect assassins. While there are certain birds that offer more detriment than benefits we should not lump the extremely helpful ones in with the miscreants!
Of all the beneficial birds out there I believe that this beautiful blue little bird is the best for the gardener to invite in and take care of.
*Bluebirds eat things that beneficial insects just can’t tackle.
*Bluebirds are pretty to look at.
*Bluebirds enhance garden ecosystems.
Tune in to discover:
*Origins and evolution of bluebirds.
*What bluebirds need.
*Food requirements both to draw in and to keep.
Note: I actually (wrongly) downplayed the significance of MOST birds in the garden. Though the robin does occasionally snatch an earthworm it should be noted that it will also eat the larval stage of many pest insects. All birds have a place in the garden despite the small bits of harm they dole out – the benefit will almost always outweigh the harm. Its not that all birds aren’t helpful but the Bluebird is the pinnacle garden bird.