I have been putting out bread on my condo balcony. I had a rare sight of cardinals eating the bread. I always thought they just ate sunflower seeds. However, now I have a surprise - they eat bread too.
The cardinal is a beautiful red bird. At least the male. The female is more of a duller brown. I find their color to be cheery. Their call is cheer-cheer-cheer. So it fits.