That cantaloupe seeds were so tasty? Even when cooking in such a slimy soup that the bird had to shake them off before cracking them open. (The dish of fruit peelings was put out for the butterflies but then we actually had rain!)
This female cardinal didn't seem to mind the mess--she was back the next day for more. (Yes, I did try to dump off most of the rain water.)
Shouldn't be surprised, really, that she kept coming back for more; I think toasted pumpkin seeds are delicious. Cantaloupe seeds can't be that much different. I might have to fight the cardinal for the next batch.