As I was heading to my car after my trail work, I noticed a Cedar Waxwing in one of the apple trees; the first I'd seen in years. Needing to do a few other things away from the Grove, I left, but decided as soon as I could I would return with my bins. I did. And I found the waxwings with no problem. Again, other business pulled me away. Upon talking to one of my co-workers about how close these birds were, and how I wish I could have gotten some pictures of them, she convinced me to go back, this time with my camera. I did. The waxwings were no-where to be found. I was bummed about that.
However, there were several Chipping Sparrows and a couple of very cool hummingbird moths (Hylas lineata) buzzing around. 178 pictures later, I returned to my office and found I had a few fairly decent, and some very fun, pictures.
Chipping Sparrows - checking things out
It had its back to me most of the time