We never saw these birds the first several years we lived here, but they arrived one Spring 7-8 years ago.  We quickly constructed some bluebird nest boxes and they have been returning ever since.  These photos were taken April 7, 2010, on or near the bird feeder.

  Western Bluebird  Western Bluebird  Western Bluebird

(They kinda’ look fake, eh?  But I assure you, they’re real!  Mighty purdy birds they are.)