You can always rely on Bette Midler for something good, and this time is no different, as she has spied two birds having sex on her window sill and decided to share it with the world via Twitter.

The comedienne-and-actress was startled to see the winged creatures mating outside her home but was relieved when she discovered they were practising safe sex.

She told her Twitter followers: 'Spring is in the air. I know because the birds are having sex on my window sill. Not one to pass up an opportunity to tell a joke, the funnywoman quipped: 'I never saw such tiny condoms.

The 67-year-old star also made fun of herself with a tweet about the state of her less than pert breasts. She tweeted: 'Spring is in the air, but with my breasts, it's eternally Fall.'

Bette - who has starred in films such as 'First Wives Club', appeared on stage and sang the hit song 'Wind Beneath My Wings' - is set to return to Broadway after 30 years in April, starring in a one-woman show as Hollywood agent Sue Mengers, who represented stars such as Barbra Streisand and Burt Reynolds.

Bette previously said: 'She was not a star in the conventional sense, but in her world she was a star. She was kicked to the curb, but she did not compromise. She did what the f**k she wanted to do. I wish I had those balls.' We think you're doing just fine Bette. Don't go changing.