Earlier - several months ago, actually - there were pictures of broom corn that I featured on the blog. This was "volunteer" broom corn, or perhaps it was the plan of the birds to provide for themselves a source of food during some of the winter weather.
These are not going to be outstanding pictures, but hopefully you will be able to see how that broom corn is serving the birds at this time.
Are you able to see the cardinal perched on top of this broom corn? I had to take the picture through the window in the door, and this is as close as I was able to stand.
There is another cardinal on the ground, also benefitting from some of the broom corn seed. I wonder if there will be enough seed remaining for it to sow itself next growing season.