Then today, I happened to look out the window and saw a bright blue bird sitting on my toppled over bird bath.
There was a pair of bluebirds six feet from the window! I was so excited, I ran and got my camera.
Sensing something exciting was going on, my two hooligans started barking, and the bright blue one (male?) flew away.
But the other one hung around a bit longer.
I'm hoping the couple was scoping out the place, and spotted my new birdhouse! I'll be thrilled if they choose to raise their babies here this spring.
But, if I never see them again, at least I finally had this moment!
I've wanted to see a bluebird since I was a kid. Can't believe it took this long.