House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
The male's head, throat and eyebrows are orange to deep red that blends into a streaked buff-brown belly and flanks. The female is greyish-brown with darker streaking. House Finches are the most abundant birds living near humans in suburban areas of the West.

Photo taken 6/17/01.
There are 5 House Finches in this family. They are learning to eat seeds and to perch on twigs. Currently, they prefer to sit on each other or in their water dish.

Photo taken 6/17/01.
These House Finches were successfully released in the area where they were originally found.