We have lost the battle for our post box. After three attempts at ejecting the start of a starling nest, we have bowed to their cheeky persistence. Our mail will be covered in poop for some time to come.
Meanwhile, our Empress tree is in full noisy bloom - the noise coming from hundreds of bees and the odd cheeky tui. This photo was taken on a very long lens this morning, hence the camera shake. Thelma, our tunesome thrush was competing with the bees buzzing. She always picks the highest branch of the highest tree. Not a bad idea really when "Sir" is sitting on the driveway.