This photo was taken on the day of the first egg laid….March 29, 2008. This is an artificial nestcup in the box so that it can be removed for monitoring and photographs and returned to the nestbox safely. The female lays her eggs early morning, one egg per day. When this is seen for the first time each nesting season by a bluebird enthusiast, it’s like pure joy. My heart was beating first with excitement seeing this egg.