gay, i can't really say i am a 'birder'. like most things i do, i am just a casual hobbiest. you know, master of none.
i greatly enjoy my birds here, tho. i have had feeders for maybe 10 years. at my old house, mostly for the fat, obnoxious 'city' squirrels. here, at this house, i am much more in the country, more forest around. the squirrels are just normal, and in great fear of those hawks! they don't come out much.
the hawks are my favorite, and we get many golden eagles as well, but the backyard is mostly jays, chickadees, doves, cardinals, etc. last week the birdbath/fountain froze solid, and would not thaw. we had to unplug it.
if you are an enthusiast, give me your email and i'll send you the hawk photo.