I am so excited... I've wanted wild birds in the yard for so long. I've planted trees for them, I've left food out for them, and finally this year they've arrived.
The sparrows come and go pretty regularly. I suspected that there might be a few finch, but they've all been brown until today. Today, this little guy stood on top of the bannister over the back porch as he sang and flapped his wings at a nearby female. I was afraid to move and scare them away, but ran and got my camera once they settled in at the feeder.
He didn't want to come out of the shadows for the photo op, so this is all I got. Doesn't matter, though - I saw a red finch in the yard!