I did a little research on them and they appear to be house finches. I know, so much for an outdoorsy name :) Here's a link to what I found about finches (click the book corner and then scroll down to House Finch to see info). See if you agree with my bird identification. If I'm correct, then the brown bird is the female and the red one is the male.
Here's the pics! FYI-lots of editing required on the first few pics.
The brown bird (most likely female) stays in the nest mostly.
Not a great shot, but the only decent one of them together.
I had a hard time editing this one. I just love her eyes. Wish I could've zoomed in more!
While I was snapping photos of the female, the male peeked over the edge of the drain to see if it was safe to approach nest.
With much stress, the birds retreated to a nearby tree and chirped at me while I snapped more pictures from underneath their nest.
I've become quite fond of bird watching and photographing. Birds have such great personalities if you just take the time to stop and watch them for awhile. Do you enjoy bird watching or photographing? Share your favorite bird pics with me!
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