Chip chip. A cardinal woke me up this morning at 5:24 a.m. with a repeated chipping note. So I went and put the feeders back outside. (We keep them in at night because of raccoons.)
Photos above of a female Northern Cardinal were taken yesterday morning. Platform feeder continues to attract the greatest variety of birds. I sprinkle a seed mix on it, plus some homemade suet dough. In the morning: a handful of peanuts for the blue jays too.
Current frequent visitors are cardinals, chickadees, titmice, jays, nuthatches, grackles, hummingbirds, mourning doves, and downy and hairy woodpeckers.