Today my husband and I closed on a new house. With the kids grown, the house we have lived in for the past 14 years was just too big. Our new house is smaller. It also doesn't have (at least on the surface) the best habitat for birds. So, I'm starting over on developing a more bird-friendly yard. Even a small yard can be a good place for birds (and butterflies.)
I'll try to catalog the journey periodically. I wouldn't look for much to happen before fall since we are getting into the heat of the summer, but we can plan!
The new house is closer to Wild Bird Rescue where I volunteer and closer to my favorite city park for birding (Lake Wichita Park) so those are good things.