Spring may not be quite in the air yet, but it's definitely showing itself in our trees. I suddenly noticed a whole flock of Cedar Waxwings in the tree outside my kitchen window yesterday. I really love that hackberry tree; it's home to squirrels, chipmunks, and birds of all kinds. But I hadn't noticed the tiny berries it's bearing. Not until I got curious as to the suddenly influx of birds. I went upstairs to the (future) master bedroom to capture some wildlife photography, and finally saw the reason for the recent flocking.
Little masked bandits: