A sure sign that Spring has sprung is the arrival of the Northern Bluebirds and the Goldfinches. The bluebirds arrived about two weeks ago and I just spied my first goldfinch in the yard yesterday...yay Spring! This is a photo of one of the Northern Bluebirds taking claim over one of our fence post birdhouses. We have three, currently, and they almost always take them all. They aren't really the nicest of birds - trying to lay claim to all the houses and the feeders. The others will usually give up the houses, but they will stand their ground at the feeders.