Flowers enlist the assistance of many agents to help them reproduce. Whilst hayfever sufferers feel the full force of wind pollination every summer, some plants turn to animals for a more targeted approach. A new fossil bird has been reported from the exceptional fossil site of Messel (google it for images of fossils, including hedgehogs!), with stomach contents packed full of pollen grains - a clear sign that the bird fed on nectar. This new discovery provides the earliest evidence for bird pollination.