One of five birds feeding on a Handkerchief tree (Davidia involucrate) at Wakehurst Place, West Sussex. This deciduous tree is native to China and was once considered to be the Holy Grail of exotic flora. Seeds were first sent to England by the legendary botanist Ernest Wilson in 1901.
It is a very unusual food source for these birds as they would unlikely never have come across it before. More surprising was the fact that they seemed to favour these fruits rather than the more traditional 'red berries' which could be seen nearby.