A New Zealand recipe for Tui Bird Elixir: 120g/4 oz sugar, 175ml/6fl oz hot water, 280ml/10 fl oz cold water. Add sugar to bowl, boil kettle and pour hot water over sugar. Stir to dissolve. Add cold water and place bowl inside a bright red or hot pink bowl. Wait patiently, Tuis will approach cautiously at first then word gets round the bird neighborhood and they will be singing and positioning themselves to land, have a few dips and race away chasing each other through the Manuka trees!