This large congregation of Cedar Waxwings is the first observed group this winter. They were gathered in a large tree, and were vocalizing softly in unison. The rainy weather muted the otherwise bright colors of these exotic looking birds.
Here is what Wikipedia has to say about Cedar Waxwings:
The Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) is a member of the family Bombycillidae or waxwing family of passerine birds. It is a medium sized, mostly brown, gray, and yellow bird named for its wax-like wing tips. It is a native of North and Central America, breeding in open wooded areas in southern Canada and wintering in the southern half of the United States, Central America, and the far northwest of South America. Its diet includes cedar cones, fruit, and insects. The Cedar Waxwing is not endangered.