We have had a pair of Northern Cardinals in our backyard for many years. They are seen and heard all year around. The pair are regulars at our feeders. The cardinals are the last ones to the feeders at night. We saw this ritual at noon during a steady rain. The male would get sunflowers from the feeder and fly to feed the female. This was repeated at least four times. Personally, I would rather go out to eat at a restaurant.