The evening light the other day was just right to capture this Western Bluebird hunting for insects close to the house, and to highlight its beautiful blue coloring.
Walking over to check out this tree, I see from a distance some bird activity, and getting closer, discover the tree is full of young first year pine siskins, feeding on bugs and petals probably.
I did notice a bluebird adult carrying a bug near the tree I had been intending to stake out, until I saw the pine siskins.
Went back out to investigate the next evening, and yes! there is another bluebird nest in one of the old apple trees remaining behind the house!
After male left, female flew over and quickly entered the nest.
I'll be keeping an eye out on this nest, now, so probably more photos later.
The hummers around the house have been flying around like mad, only can get the rare close photo now and again.
Here's the Anna's hummer perched near front porch feeder, which it guards.