On a sunny afternoon last August, I had the awning closed over the west-facing kitchen windows. A bird lit on the awning and sprawled out in the sun, spreading its feathers and opening its beak so as to absorb maximum amounts of vitamin D.
Not sure what it was. Wrong shape of bill for a house sparrow or finch; too small for a robin, though the bill would be good for robin. No hint of a crest, such as on a titmouse. Atypical behaviour for Carolina wren, which does hang around the deck. Hmm.