If you're sick of seeing pictures of my backyard birds, skip this post! It continues to be ridiculously hot, so tons of birds are visiting the bird bath for a drink and to cool down.
I think these are two juvenile house finches:
I talked with my neighbor and she said he is a notorious escape artist. Apparently he had been in our backyard last week sometime -- they can't figure out how he's getting in as the fence appears to be secure. He's a rescue and they think he honed his escape skills as a puppy when he was allowed to roam free.
Luckily, no harm done, and he made it back home. I just have to hope he didn't leave any deposits in our yard when Thomas mows the lawn next.