What a treat to see in the morning!
Early in the morning I heard the cedar waxwings singing high up in the redwood tree.
Usually I just hear them but can't see them when they are on top of the tree.
But now a large group of them, at least twenty birds, were perched a little lower, facing southeast.
They seemed to be enjoying the first rays of the sun.
Some of the birds were preening their feathers, as if preparing for the day.
I think they are such beautiful birds, with their black masks, prominent crests, peach colored chests and pale yellow bellies.
And look at the bright yellow tail feathers.
I know they are monitoring the ivy berries down below.