>spent three years feeding crows outside my house
>fed them on my sidewalk
>then the lower roof part of my house outside my bedroom window
>still skittish as fuck and only two or three would stick around my roof
>one learned to tap at my window
>they fucked off every winter but would come back
>hear owls sometimes
>peregrine falcon moved in
>see crows less
>peregrine dive bombed a robin 2-3 feet in front of where I was sitting on the steps to my back porch
>was metal as fuck, robin fucking exploded
>redtail hawk family moves in
>don't see peregrine anymore
>crows haven't returned once this year
I was working so hard to gain their trust. I hear the soft distant AWES from a raven once in a while in the early mornings.
I miss my old house growing up because we had a shit ton of different songbirds every day in my yard. Woodpeckers(a pair of pileated woodpeckers were my fav), songbirds, cardinals, bluejays, golden finches, a pair of barn owls lived in my shed, saw a great horned owl in my yard a few times, redtail hawks, cooper's hawks, ospreys, turkey vultures, saw bald and golden eagles flying by a bunch, herons, hummingbirds, a pair of sandhill cranes chilled in the neighborhood, turkeys, pheasants, wood ducks, plovers(killdeer?), terns, comorants, a white egret hung out at our park, harrier hawks, etc. If they weren't in my yard they were close by because of the marsh.
Here now I just see european starlings, house sparrows and occasionally a blue jay or a mocking bird besides the now-gone crows and redtail hawks. Sometimes some normal ass seagull.
I hear snowy owls pop up here and in Maine so I'm going to try and go somewhere to see them when they fly down here from farther north.