images mess courtesy of a few cockatoo's.
They make a terrible mess!
The worst part is that they don't even actually want the fruit they mainly want the seed so they throw most of the fruit to the ground. I would happily give them the seeds if only they would wait until I have removed the fruit! After chasing them away multiple times a day which was very ineffective I just decided to keep them out of the tree by ...
I'm not looking forward to washing and de-seeding all these little things but at least we get some. By the time this tree fruited last year I was so over plums. I'm not sure if its a little earlier this year or if I was more mentally prepared for the onslaught of ripe fruit than last summer. The previous owner said that these make a very nice jam.
Sadly the cockatoo's are still winning having virtually cleaned the Nectarine tree off and they eat a small portion realise they are still green and drop them! This makes me mad as I love fresh Nectarines.
As I turned to walk away with the basked of bull ace I see two cockatoo's alight in one of the Sugar plums on the other side of the garden. grrr.