I am pretty sure this little guy is a male house finch since I googled it! There is something about this tree and its leaves or seeds that birds seem to like. This little guy stayed quite a while, with his female partner stood near by!
He picked one of the seeds and did something with it for a bit, and repeated. It was fun to watch the process; but I can't be outside too long when the weather was in the low 20s.
I am looking forward to see what winter birds will be around this year. This male house finch and some kind of warbler were new to me. Enjoy your weekend!
~~Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.~~Humphry Davy