Birdwatcher Murray Mackay reminds readers that the beautiful Mountain Bluebird should be showing up in the area by the last part of March. Get your cameras and binoculars ready. Photo submitted

LETTER: Mountain Bluebirds expected in Ponoka soon

A Ponoka News reader reminds birdwatchers to get their cameras and binoculars ready

Dear Editor,

The first of the Mountain Bluebirds will be showing up in the Ponoka area in the last week of March. I have been checking and keeping their return dates for 30-plus years, so be ready for them.

The image shows a pair of mountain bluebirds searching for a nest box for their new home.

The male was doing his best to convince the female, but to no avail and they moved on.

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