My little red friends...

No, not little communists in my garden!

Mr. House Finch, above, has the most interesting mottled feathers. He and his friends love to hang out in the woods outside our breakfast room window and give us a show.

He's frequently joined by Mrs. Cardinal, her husband and their best friends, the Cardinals #2.

I'm always so interested in watching the birds all interact. Last week, there were 5 cardinals flitting about in there, seemingly unconcerned with territorial issues. Maybe they cut each other some slack in this drought -- sharing the food and water in our garden.

We also have White Wing Doves, Scrub Jays, Titmice, Sparrows, Swallows, Grackles, Inca Doves, Purple Martins, Chickadees, Carolina Wrens, Hummingbirds, and a rare Painted Bunting.

Thanks to my DH and his new Nikon D90 camera for these great photos.

Do you have some of these friends in your garden?