I live in the city centre of Berlin.
From my writing desk I usually can watch some magpies, also doves, common starlings and some species of black crows.
Some time ago when I enjoyed a warm summer evening outside only a few houses away a hedgehog passed by. An animal I didn't expect in the centre of such a big city. In a park close by I once saw a common kestrel.
At a friends place not far away there's a squirrel family living (this fluffy european red squirrel, not the big grey ones that konquered England from the States). Once one of them came into the house over the balcony and tried to steal a ball of wool. It failed because one end was stuck at the basket. In the morning we could see a long thread of wool going through the living room, over the balcony and along some trees.
At her place you sometimes can also see and hear a Great spotted woodpecker. A beatiful bird I think.
Who has never seen a fox up close?
Never or ever? I saw one a few years ago at very unexpected place. It was on the Museumsinsel right in the heart of the city centre. It was on the lawn which was there at the spot where the Palast der Republik stood and where they now build the Humboldt Forum museum. It just passed by a few meters away in a warm summer evening. The fox seemed to be completly unimpressed by all the people arround.
Wild boars are said to be frequent in the outer city districts, but I've never seen any of them myself.
If you look close enough there is quite a lot of wildlife here in Berlin…