The Long-Suffering Husband put up this bluebird house years ago. I never expected to see it used, since bluebirds are not that common around here, but it seems that the elusive Sialia sialis may have taken up residence in our yard!


A flowering tree, some daffodils, and a bluebird house bespeak the coming of Spring. This house has a bluebird-sized hole and no perch, to keep common sparrows from using it.

I hope the pair find the accommodations to their liking. They are insect-eaters, so they won’t find our seed feeders of much use.


Male Eastern Bluebird. Photo William H. Majoros (Wikipedia).


A clutch of bluebird eggs. Like robin and starling eggs, they are… blue!