This is the one remaining fruit tree that actually has some fruit on it. You can see that the fruit are apples, and seem to be golden delicious from what I can make out. Last year the cockies ate every piece of fruit off this tree, so this year, we have heavily netted it, with faith..yes..faith...that we will defeat those feathered eating machines.
Last week, there were some smaller apples under the tree, but within the net, they obviously had dropped off at some stage.
The next time I noticed the tree, the apples from underneath it were gathered outside the net, lying close together. Three feet or so away, there was the evidence of the fairy that had placed them there.
This photo from the opposite angle.
This was very mystifying, how did the apples come to be outside the net??
Could a fairy ...aka.....kangaroo, actually do that?
When I looked more closely at the net, I saw that there was a gap that a critter could have gone in to retrieve fruit from the ground.
The next day, the apples had been soundly munched!
I can only conclude that the culprit was indeed a kangaroo, as we do have rather a lot of them around our home most nights.
Needless to say, I have remedied that gap in the netting, and we are looking forward to harvest , which should only be a couple of weeks off.