Thursday, June 18, 2009
We had a rather frustrated tui in the garden today. The abutilon is covered in apricot-coloured flowers. Every now and then it is abuzz with wax-eyes seeking nectar. The tui decided it was time he also got in the act. But the trouble was his weight was too great for the delicate boughs. He landed several times, managed a few sips but kept slipping off. He finally gave up and left.