A busy morning at the feeder

This morning, after the overnight snow, I headed to the bird blind at the U of Iowa Field Campus with the hope of catching a few cardinals on the evergreens and in the fresh snow. It was a mere 20° F with a 10 mph wind in my face inside the blind. There were a few squirrels, lots of deer and juncos when I arrived. After about ten minutes the female cardinals started appearing, followed a few minutes later by the male cardinals. All told, there were at least fifteen pairs of cardinals feeding. The image below was one of the few where the female and male cardinals were in the same area. As the morning progress, the feeders got busier and busier.