I was doing my best by whistling at them and saying "Welcome home". I may also have waved madly at them. I hope they decide to come back to the old tree. They provided us with many happy hours observing them and listening to their chatter as they went about their daily lives and raised their chicks.
They flew off before I went in for my camera so unfortunately I got no photos. However as I was standing on the lawn a pair of brightly colored small birds landed on one of our feeders. I do not know what they are but they spent quite a bit of time around the feeder and bath. maybe they have a nest nearby.
* Contessa has just identified these guys as a pair of American Goldfinches. Thanks Contessa!