I am currently home sick with a horrible head cold. That doesn't mean that I am completely separated from all things natural. The backyard is full of birds (and squirrels) gorging on sunflower seeds. We have recently had a huge flock of mixed finches (American Goldfinches, House Finches, and Pine Siskins) attending to our feeders. A few of them are shown in the pictures below, along with at least one Downy Woodpecker and a Fox Squirrel.