I just got to witness one of the most amazing things, three baby birds just took their first flight out of their nest which is up on a beam on our front porch.
I sorta, may have, initiated this flight because I was up near the nest trying to take a head count and as I was beginning to move away…
My guess, from the description and the willingness to nest so close to people, is that these are house finches (Carpodacus mexicanus). If you can get a decent photograph it should be possible to confirm that, if you’re interested.
Reposted from http://lies.tumblr.com/post/48915429629.