I've been missing the hummingbirds and goldfinches something awful; most of the time these days, the yard outside my computer room window is as still as a cemetery. Lately, though, around sunup and sundown, bluebirds have gathered out there. They perch on the fence. and fly over to drink from the birdbath. Today I actually saw several of them at the birdbath together, and this time they were bathing! This gives me hope that perhaps I might have some luck getting bluebirds to nest in my yard next year.
Later on I saw a house finch bathing with them. Maybe things on the bird scene are going to get interesting again.
You can click on the picture of the birds to see them better; I realize it leaves something to be desired, since I took the shot through a screen.