While the species of these little masked and crested birds below is
unknown to me the cedar waxwing (Thanks Steve!) I do know that they’ve been hanging around the house these last few days and enjoying the little black berry-type fruit that the large tree (species also unknown) in the front yard is currently bearing.
With our Canon Rebel digital and a 410-telephoto lens, I captured these two â€” part of a larger group of 30 or so gathered in a tree next door â€” just hanging out and keeping their attention westward towards the setting sun.
It’s amazing how the tiniest of creatures can effortlessly lift the heaviest of spirits.