All of these red house finch photos were shot through a window...so they have that soft blurry inaccurate crispness going for them. It was often too cold for me to go outside and wait for a good shot and I am getting less adventuresome on windy cold days. The above was taken after our first winter snowfall this year.
This fellow above hid under the table waiting patiently for a Cooper's Hawk to leave the back yard which it eventually did.
And in most bird species the male is the pretty one. So, here is the soft gray of the female finch at the feeder dish. My goal is to get some good purple finch photos, but have not been as successful with that as we have only one pair visiting the feeder.