This is the date palm in front of our house. We have a nice food chain happening: the birds eat the dates and the cats eat ... no they don't, because I feed them. Although I wouldn't mind if they ate some of the myna birds.
Or perhaps you would prefer one of these?
Beautiful isn't it? The blossom, or fruit, smells faintly sweet and grape-like. I am not sure what the fruit is called - and the bees love them: