No, my lenses aren’t dirty, that’s snow falling past the window.
I’ve seen large numbers of birds flocking around the feeders when bad weather is moving in but never more than one or two cardinals at a time. Yesterday afternoon there were at least a dozen at one time.
This male seems to have gotten his belly full and debating whether to stay or go home.
This female is in bird heaven, sitting in a pile of feed under the metal roof on this feeder.
The ground is still fairly warm so the scattered snow showers didn’t leave much on the ground but all of the birds took advantage of the recently filled feeders, just in case.