25. Aug, 2021

And This is What They Come for

Tui are nectar eaters and this is what they come for. The flowering cherries are blooming and there will often be several in this tree - the one just to the right of the picture is a bit later so we will get to enjoy them for a bit longer yet. They are quite territorial and will try to chase other birds away but when the trees are in full bloom there are often several tui turning themselves upside down to suck the nectar out of the base of the tree. I haven't tried the blossoms in the heat press but the leaves of the cherry are one of my staples for eco dying