This is Ethel. She's a house finch that made her nest on the ledge of my front porch last spring. Well, she and Fred are back and I'm very excited they're back. I just let them be last year because I was afraid of spooking them into leaving their young. This year I hang around and talk to Ethel a little before I go in the house. She seems to be used to me a little more this year because she hangs out where as last year she would fly off as soon as I walked onto the front porch.
Not the best picture, but hopefully there is more to come. I hope to get pictures of the chicks as they grow. Lol, my neighbors will probably think I'm crazy taking a chair out to take pictures, but so be it.