Monday, October 30, 2017

Who's a pretty sweet little bird then?

Mistletoebirds would be said to have a pretty sweet tooth - if they had teeth. Not much that's sweet about our native figs, you say? Tasteless, mostly, right?

Right. But that's not just water on the underside of the figs. It can at times be intensely sweet, a nectar rivalling artificial sugars.

Pretty sweet? I'll say! 

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Great Egret's great catch, snatch, despatch

Freshwater hide, Townsville Common, Friday Nov9: 1990 words left unsaid