We have a very large New Zealand flax plant outside our window. We have been enjoying watching the birds and bees pollinating it since it started blooming.
First, the flower stalks grew buds.
Then, the flowers opened.
Sometimes, this tui comes to call.
There are always bees around.
We also see a lot of starlings getting a drink of nectar. They end up with an orange cap on their head! I haven’t gotten a good picture of that, so here’s the best we could do.
Here’s another starling.
A bellbird has been coming, too, but it’s shy enough that if it sees the camera it is gone. This is the best I could get of it.
We are really enjoying the birds as they enjoy the flax flowers!