While driving home from a day out yesterday, the delightful assistants and I were keeping our eyes peeled for a postbox in which we could deposit a birthday card.
Passing through the village of High Valleyfield in Fife, I suddenly spotted the familiar red colour built into a wall by the side of the road and slammed on the brakes.
Delightful Assistant no.2 hopped out of the car with the birthday card and went towards the wall.
Sitting on the ground beneath the postbox was a laminated notice. After reading it he turned back to the car with a smile and the card still in his hand.
On his instruction, I hopped out of the car myself, taking my camera with me.
The notice reads as follows:
This postbox is not to be used there will be no pick ups from this box due to nesting birds inside. Royal Mail are aware of this situation and doing all we can to help the birds. Until they choose to leave.
I’m glad to say that we found another postbox entirely empty of birds a bit further along the road.