I was watering the pots on the upper deck yesterday. Hm. What's that chirping squeeking racket in the madrone tree? A chirp of a different pattern from the usual chickadees or dark eyed juncos. Why - it was an "ear-full" of cedar waxwings!
I don't often see these winter visitors to our parts, so I was very happy to catch a glimpse of these most elegant birds feasting away on the berries.
You can hear their sound and read more about them - including that interesting collective name - at this whatbird.com page.
Now I'm off to Native Revival nursery, because I have a penchant for penstemons this fine Superbowl Sunday.