Cardinals like protective coverage near feeding stations
Cardinals are starting to flock together for the Fall and Winter. Keep them coming with additional flat and open viewing feeding options spread out, with plenty of protective habitat nearby. They do not like to be crowded with other Cardinals at the feeders.
Fall is a great time to add more protective and varying heights of inviting habitat to your yards. I say that ornamental size trees, like crab-apples, lilacs, pear, and other similar sized trees, serve as "stepping", err..."perching" stones into our yards, and then to our feeders. Cardinals especially like to have that protective coverage near feeding stations, so they can quickly duck out of danger when hawks come hunting.