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Mystery surrounds "birds" spotted on the Ness Islands in Inverness


By Gregor White


The carved bird was about the size of a robin.
The carved bird was about the size of a robin.

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.

Mark Bancroft's son with one of the carved birds.
Mark Bancroft's son with one of the carved birds.

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.

The birds were spotted nestled in trees on the Ness Islands.
The birds were spotted nestled in trees on the Ness Islands.

Mr Bancroft would love to know who the birdie Banksy is if anyone can help.



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