This cant be easy for him, he is 26-30cm long (10-12 inches). Thats pretty big to be hovering. The nectar in this Grevillea Scarlett Sprite must have a very high energy content, otherwise it wouldnt be worth the effort it takes to gather it with this method. He does spend most of his time tasting the blossoms from the ground or branches. But once those flowers are empty, a change of tactics is in order.
Another interesting thing about these birds is, although they are nectivores (nectar eaters), each evening I see them chasing insects like a swallow does. So they are also insectivores, at least part time!
I will try to be out early for stalking on saturday morning - Im nothing it not determined. Have a great day!