Activity#1 - in our backyard I saw a robin and a hummingbird - easy to tell apart.
activity #2 - I saw 3 black birds outside - a grackle, a starling and a cowbird. Grackle has an iridescent hood, cowbird has a brown hood and the starling has speckles of yellow throughout its body.
activity # 3 - mourning doves search on the ground for food; hummingbirds feed at the nectar feeder; yellow finch feeds at seed feeder.
Activity #4 - the goldfinch is a small bird, about the size of a sparrow. The male is bright yellow with black markings on its wings. When flying it dips and swoops, intermittently flapping its wings.
phew! I think I covered all the activities!
I live just north of Toronto Canada and I saw a red-tailed hawk yesterday in the woods next to us. All the other birds went crazy and tried to drive him away!
#3 My favourite local bird is the Baltimore Oriole. I’ve seen both a male and a female at my feeder.