I spotted a bluebird in my backyard last week. That was the first time I had seen a bluebird in my yard.
Mid-March bluebirds return from their winter migration and look for nesting sites. I found an old bluebird house in my garage that had been a home to a mouse. The inside was filled with grass seed, pieces of cloth and shredded paper.
I mounted the house on a pole and have it facing toward an open space in my backyard. I am hoping that the bluebird will find this a suitable home.
According to the North American Bluebird Society, I should monitor my bluebird house at least once a week during the nesting season, until chicks are close to fledging. This website also offers other helpful information.