The very first bird we saw from the window of our new home was this little female merlin.
The magician of aerial combat, the huntress, she hung around for three days, allowing me to get a couple of nice shots from our back deck.
On a westward approach to the ponds, the geese fly right by our back deck, almost at eye-level, so close we can hear the wind in their feathers and see the sunlight in their eyes.
And of course, there’s the waxwings. The mountain ash trees along the path by our ponds are heavy with berries and attract the waxwings of winter.