Mystery surrounds "birds" spotted on the Ness Islands in Inverness
The appearance of carved birds in the trees at the Ness Islands had a visitor to Inverness scratching his head.
Mark Bancroft was with his son at the city beauty spot when they spotted the tiny carved works of art looking quite at home in a couple of tree trunks.
Submitting a series of pictures of the birds to the Inverness Courier he described them as "Banksy birds" after the anonymous England-based graffiti artist whose satirical wall paintings can command many thousands of pounds.
The nestlings have obviously carved with some skill.
Mr Bancroft would love to know who the birdie Banksy is if anyone can help.