Mountain Bluebird (photo property of Rocky Mountain National Park)
These beautiful mountain bluebirds, harbingers of spring, are returning to the Estes Valley. Mom gave me a handcrafted bluebird house for my January birthday and today Wayne put it up on a post in front of our house where we can see it from the great room and the bedroom. Now, I'm pinning my hopes on a pair of bluebirds thinking the house is the perfect wee spot to raise a family. We have an older bluebird house on another spot on our property that has attracted bluebirds and swallows in the past. We'd be lucky to have both houses occupied. I'll be keeping watch.