You've been though many struggles and have learned much. Birds give many of us an enjoyable pass time when some activities are restricted due to health issues. I have favorite bird watching stations where I can sit quietly in my yard and also a favorite window seat in my homes so no need to go outside.
I know the Jays are nest robbers of eggs, they love the calcium they get from the shell but my main residence in the Ozarks is a bird haven. Yet they are such characters and so beautiful and I love the large family groups of jays that show up for their morning feast of p-nuts. The woods are loaded with nut trees and acorns, but they adore the p-nut and take them and stash them for the winter. We have abundance of Cardinals and finches year round, plus flocks of wild turkey. MO has the Bluebird as the state bird and I get the meal worms from my compost pile and the Bluebirds go"nuts" over them. We have a long list of woodpeckers and the dramatic pre-historic looking Pilated usually nest accross the street from me in the woods. Their bird call is very distinctive We have prolific native cone flowers the Gold Finch's feast on and I have seen flocks of Goldfinches in the hundreds. We have more Gold Finches than any other type of finch. Road Runners, Wood Thrush and Thrashers plus endless more year-round. In addition all the migrating birds: Robins, Indigo Bunting, various hawks and Bald Eagles, assorted water fowl and fortunately the geese just stay adjacent to the the lake shore and don't make it into my property- they are messy and destructive. Honestly I can't begin to list all the bird types. In AZ I get at least 100 Gambil Quail who come in for breakfast and I make a special peanut butter, corn meal and bird seed mix I mix up and put on a peanut butter feeder and the sparrows, finches and Thrasher's only get about a generous cup daily which is gone by noon. They line up for it! Enjoy your birds!