BirdCam: House Finch
Of the Finches, the charming House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) is the most commonly seen in my yard. In fact, it is among the most frequently seen of all birds year around. Only the males display the rosy-pink colors. A brown cap distinguishes them from Purple and Cassin's Finches. The females are dressed in brown tones and are more striped:
The flowering plant currently seen in the BirdCam photos is Sedum 'Autumn Joy.' The plants are dying back now, but the seed heads will stand all winter and provide food for birds. It tolerates poor soil and drought, perfect for my yard.