The troll in his tree.

The tui is defending his cherry tree from all invaders again. Like the troll under the bridge, tui sits in the bare branched birch behind the cherry and dares the bellbirds to try the sweet cherry nectar. Pandemonium inevitably breaks out.




  1. Aren’t they Just. I’ve seen cherry trees with 10, 20 and more tui sharing the bounty but this guy is king of the castle and he won’t tolerate anyone else. (Is it sexist of me to assume it’s male?) Such commitment is admirable but I think it might shorten his life.


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