A pair of female House Finches (Carpodacus mexicanus) sitting on the end of a branch of the Japanese Maple. They were eating the buds off the Maple!
A very pretty male House Finch
You can’t see me, I’m hiding behind this branch!
So says this Golden-crowned Sparrow, a rare visitor to our yard.
This Dark-eyed Junco found one last beam of sun as the shadows got longer at sunset