I wouldn't call myself a serious birder, but I'm guessing I will be in a couple decades...the bug is definitely in me. This is a great time of year to see birds in my area as it is getting warmer, but the trees still have few enough leaves to be able to spot birds from far away. Just sitting at home in the last week I've seen in my backyard. sharp shinned hawk cooper's hawk And one of these just landed on top of my house, about ten feet away from me, which is what made me think to start this thread. That was f'ing random. I also have various finches and woodpeckers all over, I'll start identifying some of those. I've heard (I think) barn and screech owls at night this week.