I see geese, doves, robins, blue-jays, cardinals, crows, hawks, eagles, sparrows, and finches of many makes. Soon humming birds will appear from far away winter grounds. Kites also, and sparrow hawks. I hear quail at times. They don't seem to like it when it's windy. Quail like the quiet still to mate in. The sounds they make attract attention. And I see coyotes at night when I look outside. Then ran up and down the sidewalks, and my home is at a funnel point to the grass fields, they call home. And yes some have lost their doggy to coyotes, but they also clean up cats. The cats prey on quail for sports, and without the coyotes, the quail would go away. Nature is such a wonderful balance. Gone are the prairie chickens that my father and I hunted. Kansas still has pockets with the native birds, both lesser in the west of Kansas, and the greater in the north and east. More cougar sighting than ever. Game cams catch this at nights along trails the game and cattle use. Cougars eat cats also, as was evidenced in the gut contents of a dead road kill near Pratt Kansas several years also. Kansas fish and game made that call. I personally have watched turkeys near out city lake also. And turkeys are hard on quail populations also. Interesting times for nature, with global warming and all. Magpies are often seen in parking lots around here. They like parking lots. Seagulls with all the lakes we have around us.
Ducks, gosh darn, I good go on and on with this. I've got to darn much time on my hands folks. Oh, I forgot the crane in my back yard with a broken wing in early February. About 4 foot tall, but a storm during the night and he broke his wing. I last saw him eating and walking down the street like all was cool.
Even educators need education. And some can be hard headed to the point of needing time out.