Dinnertime

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We’ve been putting out nectar feeders for the sunbirds and Cape sugarbirds while the fynbos vegetation recovers from the mountain fires in November.  This mob of chattering sugarbirds rushes in as the sun dips in the late afternoon just in time for a dinnertime feed.   We expect to see less of them as their nesting season approaches and other duties call.  Soon the females will be building nests while the males protect their respective territories.

WPC: Dinnertime

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25 thoughts on “Dinnertime

    1. It’s interesting to see which flowers they favour – love the aloes, and of course the protea and ericas. Have just planted some rare ericas (verticillata) which we bought from Kirstenbosch and they found them right away.

    1. Thanks Gilly 🙂 Aren’t they little beauties. We use a special blend of essential sugars – a Sunbird nectar mix which has the correct proportions of fructose, glucose and sucrose with probiotics. A couple drops of red food colouring acts as an attractant. It’s good to see though that they also visit the fynbos flowers in the garden – the protea and ericas.

      1. Thank You for what you’ve written. 🙂 I’m sure you’ll love visiting here. I generally stay away from blogging on popular tourist places. There is enough on internet. you have a lovely blog. 🙂

    1. Love them! From their chatter, to the sweetest of tweets. The little sunbirds are my favourites though, they flit around like jewels on the wing. They have extraordinary almost metallic colours which glint in the sunlight.

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