I couldn't believe my luck (and I'm not even Irish!), a flock of Cedar Waxwings landed in my yard this afternoon! Fortunately, one was cooperative enough to perch in the Crepe Myrtle bush so it wasn't backlit by the sky. I think they were eying the neighbors' holly tree so they could pick off the berries. However, the resident "bully" mockingbirds had other ideas and they kept chasing the waxwings away!
What a treat it was to see these beautiful birds! They will be flying north soon, so I may not get many more chances to enjoy them.