What a thrill; I saw my first Bluebirds!! Maybe they have visited my yard previously but this was the first time I’ve ever seen a Bluebird. I saw three; it looked like “a pair and a spare.” They must be “house hunting” because they checked the Bluebird house that I have labored over for several weeks. My work was (is?) rewarded!! ~~ Click each picture to enlarge it for greater detail.
Postscript, Tuesday, March 13, 2012: What the Bluebird sees when he/she looks toward my apartment. (But things get moved around so it may not look exactly like this next week.)