While looking for the Townsend's Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi) there was no shortage of Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) flying around. I took these photos after the T. solitaire disappeared from view (above) for the final time during my visit.
For a brief period in the late afternoon the sky lightened and a hint of sun brightened up the junipers just as a flock of waxwings flew in.
My favorite photo. I can't resist the chance for a photo opportunity of a bird with a berry in it's beak.
The photo above and the one below are each cropped images from a full photo that included three Cedar Waxwings.
Another great beauty - our American Robin (Turdus migratorius).
An active flock of chickadees (Poecile atricapillus) would occasionally have a nicely perched bird - briefly and in great light. I missed all my chances.
My one chance for a photo of a Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) was missed secondary to my distraction by the presence of the solitaire.
Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia sialis) were also around but no chances for photos. It was a great January afternoon to be out and even though I didn't know any of the other birders looking for the Townsend's Solitaire our collective efforts paid off.