An indeed it was true. I don't know what this bird is called but sometimes they come in pairs. They're tiny with curved beaks. I know for sure it's the nectar that attracts them.
The birdie is in the middle of the picture.
A bigger picture. This one is yellow and green so it's well-disguised. I had planted these plants for the yellow flowers that would attract butterflies and we have ones that are yellow and black that come here. The flowers also attracts these little birds. The main reason I had planted them was I thought the butterflies and birdies would cheer up the kitties as they sit at the window. They used to look out into empty corridors before. Now we have the flowers and some more red ones that do attract hummingbirds as the flowers are tubular.
Akira went for a closer look but got distracted by her need to groom. By the time she stopped the bird was gone.
Oh well san. Time for a short nap under this pillow case!