Its been a couple of years since I last posted but the birding continues (albeit sporadically). I moved from a house in the country/suburbs to another house in the country/another suburb and have gotten used to the birds that frequent my new yard with it's mostly pine tree habitat. I see flocks of species whereas I used to only see one or two specimens. Lots of Robins, Brown Headed Nuthatch, Chipping Sparrow, Brown Headed Cowbird, House Finches, and quite a few Northern Flicker which I never saw in my previous yard. One feature of my new home is its front porch with a western exposure that sports a nice sunshade. When rolled up, it creates a neat pocket that the house finches can't seem to resist as a nesting area. Last year, we had five separate couples that hatched out babies in the same spot! This year as of early June, there have already been two sets of house finch broods that have hatched out! I see them everyday through my living room window. I have a 'bird's eye view" as it were.