No chance of cherries for me again this year. While there is one parakeet on the feeder ...
... his friends are all waiting in the cherry tree.
Slowly eating all the tiny fruit that are at the base of the blossom, which they destructively toss aside to carpet this corner of the garden in blossom snow. Each flower perfect, not a sign of dying off naturally before being discarded.
(The pigeons are too fat to get to the feeders so they waddle about below hoping for some stray seed to fall.)
The other garden birds are getting in on the act too!
I can understand why there has been talk of culling these exotic visitors as they are a destructive force and it must be a nightmare if you were commercially growing fruit.
And talking of parrots, these ones are in full bloom today.