We've been so happy to see so many birds in our back yard this winter.  It seems like last year and the year prior we didn't see a whole lot.  Our yard is pretty devoid of anything they could be interested in right now except worms.  Great flocks of Starlings come every morning and settle in the lawn to feast, but the Bluebirds have become a regular sight as well.  I couldn't get too close so the pictures are pretty blurry, but these beautiful male Western Bluebirds were on the fence this morning.  

I love the gray and yellow bird in the bottom photo.  I've tried finding out what it is in my bird book and online, and I can't find anything that looks exactly like this.  The closest thing I can find is a Yellow Rumped Warbler, though the marking around the eye isn't quite the same.  I've asked my nephew/bird expert for his opinion, so we'll see what he says.  

Maybe I'll have to put out a feeder and/or bird bath so they'll stick around...
by mlekoshi