I saw this in action in my driveway! Way cool. Learn something new every day.
Cardinal Mating Habits
Cardinals like to “mate feed”. During mate feeding the male cardinal picks up a seed, hops over to the female bird, briefly touches beaks with her before the female takes the food. The ritual of mate feeding continues from the start of courtship till the end of the incubation period. Cardinals remain faithful to their pair for till the end of breeding season.
Ha! rereading this, I realize that I need a cardinal. Feed me!!!