I have been refilling my nectar bottles three times a day. As I have two of them that is 4500 ml a day. On my 1/4 acre there are at least six Tuis and what seems like hundreds of white eyes plus a pair of Kereru.
A few days ago I went around the corner of the house to refill the top bottle only to find two kereru - one on the top feeder and the other on the bird bath. Although I retreated quickly they had gone when I returned with the camera.
Yesterday there was one on the bird bath. The photo is not the best as I took it from well back in the lounge and part of its head is obstructed by the bird feeder but you can see the difference in size between the kereru and the smaller white eyes. The kereru is a large bird.
For lunch yesterday we went to Northtec's Apprentice Restaurant. I had intended to take a photo of the main course but ate it before I remembered - still here is the desert. It was only $8.50 for the main and $4.50 for the dessert.
Next Thursday is Doug's birthday so we are going for their three course lunch which is just $30.00
I don't usually eat meringue type deserts but as it was the only gluten free desert I made an exception.