But in my mind, I'm going to imagine that Cardinal just doesn't like to be away from Mrs. Cardinal, and he's not being possessive, he's being supportive, and protective, when he doesn't let her out of his sight. Recently, she was spotted on the bird feeder, and after a few minutes of allowing her the whole feeder to herself, he made his appearance. Notice he's showing her his thin side..
"Hey baby, mind if I join you?"
"Sweetie? Are you there? Where are you?"
Man, that guy hardly gives me any peace... "Yes, I'm here, I'm on the other side."
"Oh, of course, there you are! I didn't see you there!"
"Come away with me and you'll never have to fend for yourself again, I'll take care of you, I'll give you everything you need, and everything you've ever dreamed of!"
"Oooh Cardinal, you know I'll go away with you. I know you'll look out for me."
"When times are tough, and food is scarce, we'll make it work."
"Whatever the future holds, we'll be together, baby."
"Oooh Cardinal, you know I'll never leave you! I love you!"