After just complaining the other day about my complete lack of yard birds, I found a new one today! Feeding on the seed the squirrels dumped on the ground was a White-crowned Sparrow! Woohoo!
I'm not sure what has taken sprout but I figure I'll just let it grow. Otherwise it's just a spot of dirt behind some trash cans.
I now have three pairs of Brewer's Blackbirds regularly visiting... They have much better manners than the starlings.