Mr. Cardinal came to the feeder early this morning. There is a Mrs. Cardinal, but she was not with him at this time. Maybe she was sleeping late, who knows. Cardinals will come to hanging feeders, but they love to feed off the ground. So we sprinkle some mixed seed on the ground for our Cardinal diners.
Bird Feeding Tip: Make sure you frequently rake up old seed to keep the area clean and so seed does not get moldy.
At our restaurant here, it is not an issue because the Cardinals eat the seed up fast.
Northern Cardinal photo © Lillian Stokes, 2006