This little finch certainly has ambitions. Will it be today? Will it be tomorrow? There's a nest right at the back of the newspaper depository, so it can hop back and feel safe (and it probably is fairly safe there, apart from snakes). But one false step could be disastrous ... One feels very protective, and anxious, about all the birds (indeed, all the wildlife, though maybe not the Yuge packrat that crossed in front of me some twenty minutes later in my walk) here in this semi-rural, semi-urban - well, ok, mostly rural, with a house every 1.5 acres ... - environment, and there's absolutely nothing that one can do other than trust that they have (and most of them do have) parents who know what they're doing.