The colony of Bulbinella cauda-felis plants in spring bloom show long, narrow racemes curving individualistically. Crammed white flowers below many more ovoid buds to follow cover the erect stalks.
The solitary pollinator in sight inspects tomorrow's crop, acting like the farmer preparing for meeting his bank manager. Or simply nibbles bracts and buds as salad balance to the pollen and nectar main meal to be taken lower down; if there’s any left. Or taking the break of the sated glutton: unconcerned in the open, not for the moment any instinct about insectivorous birds; intoxication unlikely.
Feeding patterns in nature are open-ended matrices rather than linear food chains, a complex of contingencies.