They are very alert and skittish.
He does go up on the feeder, an open feeder with a surface to stand on, but in general he prefers to eat on the ground.
One Cardinal does not a conclave make.
With my upcoming trips, I think I will have to find a somewhat larger feeder, requiring less frequent replenishment. The last trip was … not successful, I think, at least as far as the birds were concerned. It was very cold and my substitute did not refill, alas.
I am missing some chickadees and finches. I haven’t seen a House Finch since I have returned.