When the wood-pigeons round our way are not courting, mating, breeding, or sleeping, they are feeding.
Eating at one end has consequences at the other. Most of the year these consequences are more or less off-white. That I can tolerate, except when it lands on me.
But now -
IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!
PURPLE BERRIES ARE RIPE OR RIPENING!
There's an old saying that the English summer begins when the elder flowers open and ends when the elder berries ripen. An equally reliable saying is 'when bird poo turns purple you know that autumn is near'.