We have had a bit of warm weather here between the needed rain storms. The bluebirds are checking out the nest box, watched over by the swallows who would also like to use it. Last year I lost the nestlings to the heat so I have planted a lemon tree to the west of the nest box. I don't think it will help them this year but maybe we will have a cool spring and they can successfully raise their young.
The first of the daffodils and tulips are blooming and the hummingbirds are getting active.
Another period of stormy weather is due to start tonight. We are keeping our fingers crossed that we will get enough moisture over the next several weeks to bring us up to normal percipitation for the year. Even that would not be enough to fill the resevoirs.