This guy was willing to cooperate for a couple pics...taken Tuesday
The next photo is not that great, but just click and expand the view...or better yet, right click and open in a new tab....see how many cardinals you can count.
This is over across the street. Keep in mind that I am not showing all of the tree. Add to that, there is a big cottonwood over on that side of the street, and there were several up in it...I think I counted 9 males at one time. The next photos are from the day the above was taken...Feb 7.
Edited to add: I am not saying there were 9 males in this photo of the tree above ...just at one time I counted and there were 9 males. They would swoop over here, stay for a few minutes, then swoop back over there. Not all of them, but a lot of them. And they would fly back. Part of the time to that tree, and part of the some went up into the cottonwood.
I seldom see that many cardinals here at one time...
Now, how about a couple of the female...and then I will quit.
I did not see a single female get on the feeder while I was watching....