My 'yard' regularly sees blackbirds, blue tits, wrens, and sparrows. This year there was a lot of posing on the fence and singing by a robin. Unfortunately I scared him/her off one day when I opened a window and discovered him/her building a nest in the porch about 6" away and staring right back at me. I closed everything up and hoped it would come back and resume building, but sadly not. However the sparrow who sits on the fence outside my kitchen window has been there often, singing happily. I think he's got a mate and nest in the hedge alongside. My neighbour's cat uses the same fence as a passageway, so I hope the birds and babies survive.
Sadly there are thousands of pigeons about as there are large mature trees in all my neighbours gardens. Looking out today I see I've had yet more 'direct hits' on the van and the car... This year, so far, the rooks which usually nest right at the top of my neighbour's massive tree have been much quieter than usual. Which may be due to the fact that they had the tree trimmed this year to reduce the height and overhang.
At night I often hear tawny owls from the copse over the road, and when I used to commute I'd sometimes see a barn owl hunting along the hedge rows of the nearby farm.
Looking out late at night I've seen foxes and deer on the track down which I live. I'm lucky to live where I do.
70 odd years ago, when I was a child on my Fathers farm, he used to say that if the Rooks nested high in the trees, we were in for a good year/winter.
If they nested lower, be prepared for harsher conditions.
It nice to read that you appreciate your surrounding. Sadly, many do not in todays world!