I saw a flock of robins flying in and turning the leaves in my backyard as I sipped my morning coffee. This means to me there may be the rarer flock of Cedar Waxwings nearby. They tend to move together. It is that time of year.
I go to the front window, near the holly, and as expected, I see the silhouettes of Cedar Waxwings against the bright morning sky in the tall tulip tree. I go outside very quietly and stop just at the second porch step. I sit slowly on the cold flagstone in my flannel pajamas and lean against my cold stone wall and slowly lift my camera to the tops of the nearby tulip tree. There are dozens and dozens of the Waxwings! My photo is backlit, and therefore, a harder challenge for this amateur photographer.
There are 40 or 50 silhouettes of Cedar Waxwings surveying the front yard! I sit for several minutes taking photos.