In the open pastures below our home I noticed the robins have returned but I didn't see a bluebird. I love seeing the robins running with spurts and stops. They're listening for a worm below the surface of the grass. Hopefully I'll see bluebirds this week. A warmer weather pattern is now upon us. I took the photo above in my California garden. I love how the robin's breast is camouflaged by the pyracantha berries.
Lysimachia nummularia, beneath. It's turned a reddish hue from the winter cold. I'm not sure this ground cover will come back. I just looked it up; it's hardy in my zone.