There are always cardinals in the window bird feeder that hangs over the kitchen sink. The male is brave and not bothered at all by noise or my movements. The female is much more skittish. I have to stand perfectly still and silent or she takes off. Most times she won’t even land but hangs a sharp left if I’m already standing at the sink.
Yesterday a little striped weirdo showed up, it turned out to be a House Finch. Internet says there are 300 million of them in the country but I have never seen one before.
The standing feeder has seed on the platform. Blue jays have been visiting this morning and pecking at the edges through the snow. At least the squirrels are out for the count today.