First up was the female doing all the heavy lifting.
As is the case with most avian species, the female bluebird's coloring is decidedly more drab than the male's. Here is the male, perched on the fence post, leaning on his shovel, as it were, and supervising.
This is the eastern bluebird at his finest.
While waiting for the bluebirds, I got a nice shot of a female cardinal (equally drab) perched in the Bradford pear with its new buds.
Before I had finished with the bluebirds, the viewfinder flashed red, the Leica logo appeared and the camera shut off. I went inside and typed "replacement battery for a Leica camera" into the Amazon search window. Immediately up popped a picture of the very battery I needed. There are now two on order. I'm decidedly "old school', but that was neat.
OK, now that we have a single-themed coherent blog, I have been requested to include some additional Spring pictures by other photographers:
While Durelle's dear friend Estelle Anderson and her two daughters paid us a visit, Cindy took this nice shot of the group on the Isle of Palms.
Then, while Durelle failed with the bluebirds, she did capture a few other nice Spring shots:
She also took a nice picture of "our" alligator, but I did not save it as we already had a handful of similar shots.