My parents built their newest house just off a 5-acre pond (old quarry pond), and right on the edge of the Bark River nature conservancy. My dad gets a kick out of most of the wildlife he sees -- except the ones that eat his plants or poop on his lawn.
They've got, to name a few:
tons of birds, waterfowl, etc.
My dad's favorites, by far, are the cranes. Every morning, he goes out and fills up their 'feeder'. Last year, he even got them so used to his presence that he could get within a couple yards of them and throw them some corn. He really likes those cranes....
Anyway, here are a few pictures of some of their new arrivals...hot off the press!
Sandhill cranes and their two little ones...
American goldfinch and an Indigo Bunting at the feeder.