Most of our land is White Pine and hardwoods but our neighbor to the south has a delightful meadow that the dog and I visit several times a day on our walks. We cross an old stonewall and enter into a clearing which is getting overgrown with pine seedlings and bushes. It is a great place for seeing hawks, White-throated Sparrows, Song Sparrows, and Common Yellowthroats. The morning sun hits it early so even in winter, it is a nice stopping spot.
There is a berry bush there which I always check for birds, especially now that the fruit is ripe. Yesterday morning, I heard the Cedar Waxwings above me before I saw them and sure enough, one started working the bush, popping up for a morning photograph. What stunning birds they are — and they seem to know it. One of my favorite birds.