I had quite the surprise today. I was sleeping in a little late since I didn’t have to work today and I awoke to what sounded like an Eastern Bluebird (the windows were open). Sure enough, I peeked outside and there were 2 Eastern Bluebirds singing their dawn song.
Here’s what’s kind of interesting about this. In 2011, we didn’t see Bluebirds until late February (February 27 I believe). I don’t know if it’s the mild Winter we’ve had so far or if perhaps I just didn’t notice them earlier last year, but I am glad they are here.
Of course after I took a couple of pictures I went inside to get some meal worms to feed them. The male was also checking out one of the bird houses we have set up. He did the same last year, but never nested in any of them. Hopefully this year will be different.