During the winter, the view got so boring that some of us had to resort to threats of mailing one's person to a place with more entertaining windows.
We occasionally saw a squirrel jump down the fire escape stairs, but that was it. But now the sparrows are back in the alleyway, and both cats enjoy giving them the evil eye from our windows.
Here is Posy, fresh from a stint as a fierce tigress-y kind of hunter. Good job, Posy!