I've got a pair of Purple Martins that have come back after taking a year off. They have been here consistently for the past two weeks. I'm watching for them to start taking nesting material into the nest. A pair of Eastern Bluebirds has built a nest in the nestbox outside of my bedroom window. The nest is almost complete, and they should have eggs in the nest within a couple of weeks. I have my sparrow spooker ready to install. On Monday, a pair of Swallow-tailed Kites flew over the house heading north. I didn't see one last year, so it was nice to see them again. Hopefully I'll be able to get out on Monday to see if I can find any Northern Parulas, Black-and-white Warblers, Yellow-throated Warblers or other early migrants.
I bought and installed a Barn Owl box. I'm really hoping they find it and use it. It would be great for rodent control around here. It was one of the scariest things I've done in a long time! Being up 13' on an extension ladder on a wobbly 4x4 post is not my idea of a good time! But, it's done and it's ready for them to use!