My backyard is home to quite a few wild creatures, which is amazing since I live in the midst of suburbia. I owe it to the fact that we butt up to a tree line and a retention basin. It gives the rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, and one fat groundhog plenty of room to roam around. Oh, and the birds really like the seed mix we put in the bird feeder! We get all types of birds; goldfinches, sparrows, cardinals, blue jays, robins (and their eggs!), doves, blackbirds and even a woodpecker!
It's so relaxing to sit on the deck in the morning and watch all this wildlife interact. They all seem to live in harmony with each other, only scattering when my neighbors tom cat comes around.
Here are some photos I've captured of the various inhabitants of by backyard. The groundhog and the woodpecker seem to always evade my camera! Enjoy!