I knew they'd constantly get wet from my watering can.
But they did it anyway.
And now I get scolded every time I go out on the patio.
These are house finches and, as in many species, the male is the fancy one. They are 'gregarious and social' and they really don't like anyone near their perfect little round nest. Their eggs hatch in about two weeks so the noise level in our backyard is about to increase!