We've never seen any in the trees or around the house until this poor fellow/gal flew into our front window hitting with enough force to leave feathers on the glass. Paul found it dead in the garden and after a little searching we identified it as a Cedar Waxwing.
The feathers were incredibly soft and an interesting texture. Click on photo #2 for a closer look.
(just as I posted this Paul spied another one on the front window sill .. when he went for a closer look it flew into our maple tree )