Red-browed finch (Neochmia temporalis) is the most common finch around Canberra. I'd often see pairs of them in bushes during the day.
Early in the morning I would come across little groups foraging on the ground, between the grass too.
When the spring kicked-in I saw some nest-building too. It looks very funny, as the finches are rather small, but they carry super-long bits of grass. It looks like a tiny bird with a very long tail or a mini peacock struggling to fly away!