During the early days of Spring, our Cleveland Pear tree bears its beautiful white blooms. When they begin to fade, the Cardinals will sometimes eat what's left. They seem to love it.
The males are brilliantly red right now. I've noticed the past couple of weeks that the Cardinals have all been sparring quite a bit. Maybe it's because nesting season is near and they're trying to find mates and establish territorial boundaries. Whatever the reasons, they're very active these days- constantly chasing each other through the trees and being more dominant than usual at the bird feeders. Grumpy birds.