This year there are considerably fewer small birds in our garden. I attribute this to the constant presence of a pair of magpies and a raven. I particularly like to observe the latter. Just like the magpies, these birds also like to steal shiny objects. Last year I saw a raven bird trying to steal a Christmas tree ball. But our garden visitor is very shy. Maybe he had bad experiences with people.
By the way, if you would like to observe larger birds, you can watch a pair of eagles breeding here. However, when I looked, the birds had always flown out. Maybe you have more luck.