August 2009 — Cedar waxwings have been enjoying a feast in our willow tree, which is full of bugs.
The juvenile in the second photo has a variant orange tail tip color. Cornell Lab of Ornithology: "Cedar Waxwings with orange instead of yellow tail tips began appearing in the northeastern U.S. and southeastern Canada in the 1960s. The orange color is the result of a red pigment picked up from the berries of an introduced species of honeysuckle. If a waxwing eats enough of the berries while it is growing a tail feather, the tip of the feather will be orange."