BACKYARD SECRET – In winter, we are more likely to see groups of cardinals than at any time of year. When several cardinals are seen flying about or feeding together, we commonly call such a group a flock. Everyone understands this term. However, some bird enthusiasts employ far more imaginative words when referring to gatherings of cardinals. These names include a Vatican, radiance, deck, conclave and college. If you tried out one or more of these fanciful terms on your friends, do you think they would know you were referring to a bunch of cardinals?