I walked outside to get the mail yesterday afternoon and encountered an unexpected flash mob!
A mob of Cedar Waxwings (they’re really called an “ear-full” or a “museum”) was swarming the three front yard Holly bushes, scarfing down the berries. For a few moments I was engulfed in a cloud of frenzied flashing wings.
I stood there mesmerized for a bit and then hurried in to grab my camera. Having made quick work of the berries, these masked bandits were already darting to the treetops by the time I returned, but I managed to capture a few stragglers.
The dim lighting and the drizzle made it hard to get a decent photo. But honestly, I was happy to get any photos at all since these fellows are not frequent visitors to my yard.
I am hoping they will come back on a brighter day (sunny with some cloud cover) and pause and pose in a perfect picture taking spot. Maybe even a whole mob of them. Hey, a girl can hope, right?