Bad photos but show female cardinal feeding on seeds at edge of pond.
male, Cardinals were foraging on the ground with some Harris' sparrows
sunrise hike to cattail pond male cardinal observed near pond
Sunrise Hike to Cattail Pond . small female cardinal observed in the meadow near the pond
Brief description of what you observed
The Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is a North American bird in the genus Cardinalis; it is also known colloquially as the redbird or common cardinal. It can be found in southern Canada, through the eastern United States from Maine to Texas and south through Mexico. It is found in woodlands, gardens, shrublands, and swamps.