In the past seven days the bird feeder had the following visitors...
|A cute little Cape Whiteye (capensis) - can you see|
him / her hiding in the tree on the left
- checking me out, no doubt :)
|Time for a sip, or two, or three... actually|
he / she had five
|CW to me; "I can see you hiding there...|
|Black Sunbird (Nectarinia amethystina)!|
|Two good slurps :)|
Now, half the bottle of sweetened rooibos tea is gone, which is roughly 375 ml (an 8th of a pint). If the Cape Whiteye had 1ml / sip (5 mls) in those 5 sips, and I allow the same amount for the Sunbirds longer slurp, that would equate to 75 visits to the sugar water bottle since I installed it in the tree.
Between the two I reckon they are providing a vital eco-friendly pest control service to my garden :) Not too shabby - I am very chuffed, and will definitely be making another couple of bottles for the farm :)
... I just need to quaff the wine, methinks...
Anyway, in half-an-hour we're off to the farm for the weekend - so I'll see you next week :)