Cedar Waxwings in my big backyard tree. There is a dense grove of pine trees in the adjoining backyard, with a couple of cedar trees loaded with cedar berries. A dozen Waxwings at a time will fly down into the cedar tree, eat some berries then zip back up to a perch in my tree, almost like they have meal shifts.
I've been searching through the large flock carefully hoping I might find a Bohemian Waxwing. So far, no luck, but I am always happy to "settle" for Cedar Waxwings which are among the most sleek and beautiful of all birds.
I am reminded of the time when I took my family to Fort Boise WMA to see the Snow Geese. There were two large trees overhanging the dirt road ahead of us chock-full of Cedar Waxwings. I pulled up underneath the tree and opened my sunroof for a better view. Big mistake! Suddenly it started to rain, but it wasn't water. Some of the grossest bird droppings I had ever seen fell into our hair and all over, inside and out, of the family minivan. My wife was not well pleased.