http://metro.co.uk/2018/05/14/family-of ... t-7545476/
A family of birds have turned a remote Royal Mail postbox into their nest in Scotland.
Bird photographer William Dickson spotted the red mailbox on the road to Uisken Beach on the Isle of Mull while holidaying on the Hebridean island with his partner Maria McGowan.
The couple snapped photos of it after discovering that someone had ordered it off limits with a handwritten sign saying: ‘Bird nesting. Please do not use until further notice.’
Mr Dickson, 62, said: ‘I knew it was active when I saw the bird. ‘We actually saw a Starling bird fly out of the postbox and that is what drew our attention to it.’
‘I thought it was quite amusing. Quite a great place to build a nest as no other birds will attack it.’
He uploaded the pictures to Facebook where over 3,000 people have shared the post.
A spokesperson for Royal Mail said: ‘It’s something we do, do and we are looking into whether it was us in this case.’
Royal Mail has previously said that workers will regularly check to see when the birds have flown the nest, before the postbox is thoroughly cleaned and reopened.
Starlings usually lay four to six eggs in mid-April.
One commenter wrote on Facebook: ‘How adorably considerate. This is how the world should be.’
Another one added: ‘First class.’
While a third joked: ‘Pigeon post?’