The cardinals certainly brighten up a winter day. They like to feed early in the day and you can see them in the late afternoon when the daylight is fading. When you can see them on a sunny afternoon, the males are brilliant. There are a few that live nearby. I think they nest in the cedar near the north side of the house, although I haven't been able to see the nest. Right now there appear to be two pair that come here.
The bluejays are also colorful. They are the pirates of the bird world and will devour as much as they can as fast as they can. I haven't seen any for a week or more. They must have found better rations elsewhere.