Bluebird of Happiness

Well, sorta. This morning after being awakened very early by the cats and while I was waiting for my morning cup of tea to steep, I happened to be petting Madeline and looking out our kitchen window when boink a bluebird landed on the branch just feet from my nose. Moments later a second bluebird landed next to him. Of course, Madeline was going ape. Two birds were taunting her!

This highlights one of the differences between living in Rhinebeck and Jersey City. As I recall, there were lots of birds in Jersey City: pigeons, seagulls, and other aerial rodents. But this is somehow better.

Update: my grasp of ornithology is severely limited. That explains why I mistook a blue jay for a bluebird. It seems they are two entirely different types of birds. Who knew?