As we pulled up I noticed that lots of feildfares flew across the road into the trees on the opposite side of the road. feildfares kept drifting over which was nice and the evening light was even more complementary to their coulors.
but then I noticed one bird sitting on the end of a branch had a crest on its head-thus I found phase three of my waxwing winter. there were actually four of them there but only one showed well enough to be identified. it was a nice ending to the year!