I love this picture found online of two birds eating
Currently I have two suet cages hung (on office window, and post on patio), the fly-through platform feeder (visible through bathroom window), and the hopper feeder (visible through kitchen window). I have seen mostly sparrows, some dark-eyed juncos, a few mourning doves, several cardinals, and a common flicker.
I've also seen a squirrel, scurrying around the yard and once sitting inside the fly-through feeder. With such a wide distance between us and other forested yards, we rarely have squirrels, although our yard is fine habitat for them. Usually they get eaten; the predator population is sizable and diverse: foxes, coyotes, hawks, owls, snakes, all kinds of critters. It will be interesting to see if the squirrel survives.
I enjoy watching wildlife for the motion added to the landscape. Also, I'm caretaking an ecosystem
here. Without livestock, I rely on wildlife to fill most of the animal roles. I have a honeybee tree. I have lots of birds. I have possums, skunks, raccoons, and other small mammals. Apparently there's still a pretty good population of toads, thanks to an enthusiastic showing after one late-summer rain. The detritus ecosystem is thriving and capable of colonizing new territory pretty much on a day's notice.