Not only was I thrilled to have identified them correctly on sight (this does not happen all that often for me folks, cut me some slack) but I had great fun working on getting a few photographs of them devouring the berries on the weeping yaupon in the back yard. While resting up from mobbing that small tree, they flitted to other fruiting yaupons in the back and occasionally hit a fruiting ligustrum which is just over the fence from us.
I was careful not to try and get so close that I spooked them from their feasting. We planted fruiting trees for the birds, not for me to get photos of the birds, so I snapped away from a distance and then put my camera aside to watch and enjoy.
I'd guesstimate we had a flock of 20 or so working the trees around our house yesterday. Predictably enough, though the trees are not completely stripped, today the birds seemed to have moved on.
I felt fortunate to have been home and paying attention for their several hour visit. Not a shabby way to start a week, says me.