In the lower right corner there's a very healthy looking female Northern Cardinal. In the upper left corner, what I think is a Dark-eyed Junco:
Below, what I think is my first American Goldfinch sighting of the spring, a male flanked by females on either side:
I'm guessing that the male doesn't look quite right because he's in the middle of his spring molt. In a couple of weeks he will be his proper shade of bright gold. If I'm wrong on that, please feel free to correct me in the comments.
I'm also looking for opinions on the issue of capitalization of bird names. There's one school that says birds are nothing special and their names should not be capitalized. After all, we typically do not capitalize species such as lion, alligator, brown bear, etc. On the other hand, ornithologists and birders are very vocal that bird names must be capitalized to avoid confusion between the formal name of a species and a general description.
An interesting blog post with good comments on the issue can be found here.
I don't feel strongly one way or the other except for the sense of confusion I've often felt when writing. In this post I decided to capitalize, because "dark-eyed junco" just didn't seem right compared to "Dark-eyed Junco." And yet, "Cardinal" seems kind of silly capitalized, so I used the formal "Northern Cardinal," which still doesn't seem 100% correct. Maybe it's just a matter of deciding which style and sticking to it.