When I opened the drapes this morning, there were spanaries (yellow hammers, actually, but I prefer my name for them) on the front lawn that let me take their photos.
Then, I noticed more fantails than usual that were flying around the side of the
house, so I went to the spare room window and saw lots of birds flitting
around into the copper sheen tree and out.
All these photos were through the window and before my first cup of coffee!
From top left, clockwise: English goldfinches, starling, fantail, goldfinch,
From top right, counterclockwise: waxeye, yellowhammer, fantail, waxeye,