Just a quick update about the family of house finches we've had on our front door wreath: the babies have fledged! This previous Tuesday, we chanced a peek into the nest and saw a little face peeking back at us:
Cute, eh? It looked like they still had quite a ways to go. (Incidentally, the house finch keeps the poop of the baby finches around the border of the nest -- hence the mess of white.)
Today, we heard a very raucous peeping coming from the nest, along with some rustling. Suddenly, a flock of birds appeared on the tree in front of our house:
Our bird babies are flying! The fiancée and I felt very lucky to have been present for what must have been one of the first flights. (The picture is a bit grainy because I had to shoot through a screen and window.) Soon, we'll be able to clean the poop off of the front door!