First-class accommodation for post box birds

First class accommodation? Starlings are nesting in this post box in Stickney. NA
First class accommodation? Starlings are nesting in this post box in Stickney. NA

BIRDS nesting in a Boston area village have opted for first-class accommodation, or maybe that should be second-class…setting up home in a Royal Mail post box!

The pair of starlings have opted for the room with a letterbox view in Stickney, possibly hoping for an ‘egg-press’ delivery!

And while some may feel it is a bird-brained idea for a home, the love birds obviously feel the post box at Folly Lane Corner is a cracking place to nest…or maybe it was just ‘cheep’.

Customers are now being asked to keep their beaks out and not to flock to see our feathered friends at their Royal residence.

Royal Mail has placed a ‘do not disturb’ sign on the front door of the box.

A spokesman said: “Birds nesting in Royal Mail collection boxes occurs in particular areas across the UK area every year. In such circumstances, we place a sign on the box requesting customers not to use that particular box for a specific period so as not to disturb the nesting birds.”

Anyone in a flap over where to put their post can fly in to the centre of the village to the main post office.

l Have you spotted birds nesting in unusal places? Email stephen.stray@jpress.co.uk.