I was cleaning windows in our hallway and happened to see that a small flock of waxwings were poking around in the crabapple tree

Not quite ready yet, surprised they're showing up this early; the crop doesn't usually ripen until January and we've only had a few good frosts so far this fall but we had an odd summer so maybe they'll be early. When it's time, the tree will be full of birds - waxwings, starlings, robins and a very frustrated mockingbird who tries to keep it all to himself.