The Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) has used the dormant osprey nest for a lookout post most of the fall and winter seasons. We have seen two flying over the river, so there is a pair. They are extremely adaptable birds in terms of habitat. They also eat a wide variety of water life. The first year we lived here my husband was sitting on the dock as the sun set and a heron tried to land on his head! I do not know who was more surprised.
The Mourning Doves, at least four, come in when I put the seed feeders and winter bird bath out. Otherwise, I may only hear a call in the evening during the summer months. They are such a gentle looking bird.
Our Northern Mockingbird ( Mimus polyglottos) is far warier than those that have adapted to city life and so they may be common in your yard and more fearless. This image I caught through a front window. Yes, they are mimics and I love that "polyglottos" name. They can be found perched on high somewhere singing their heart out.
The above Eastern Towhee (male) which has the colors of the robin is also a very wary bird. They are seen only a few times over the winter picking at the seeds that fall from the feeders. I saw two together for the first time this year.
They are the perfect distraction for a retired old lady who wants to learn more about the earth.