Outdoor photography was a definite no-no for me yesterday, as it poured with rain all day, so I was lucky to spot a very forlorn bumble bee in my lounge, looking as though it were going to croak at any minute. I lifted it very carefully onto a sheet of paper, and gave it a good helping of honey. After only a few seconds the little bumble extended his proboscis and his little tongue licked away furiously at the honey. Meanwhile I was able to capture his feeding on camera. Once he had finished his meal he immediately rose into the air, did a quick round of the lounge and disappeared out of the verandah door, hopefully to find shelter from the rain.
V’s 1-3 show the blob of honey in front of him, and V.4 is an image if him before he took his medicine!