This afternoon I was sitting in my car, in the grocery store parking lot, eating a just purchased chicken biscuit, and reading, when I heard some commotion from the right side of the car. A beautiful cardinal, as red as red can be, was sitting on my rear-view mirror and looking into the window as if to beg for a bite. I knew if I tried to share it with him he would spook and fly away, so I stared, and wondered how long he would stay there. I was surprised to see that he stayed for at least 25 seconds, but I am convinced that he didn't know I was there, or he would certainly have flown away.
Maybe he was just primping in the mirror, checking to see if his reflection could assure him he was pretty enough to attract a mate. I could have told him he was cardinal personified, and that any self-respecting female (she of the drab coloration) would be very pleased to 'know' him in the social sense as well as the carnal. Males are so insecure.