Monday, June 23, 2008

Birds in my fireplace

Early this morning I was awoken (much too early) by the words, "Sweetie!!! There's cat vomit on the floor and birds in the fireplace!" Whuh? Sure enough, that was the situation. 2 little birds had managed to come down through the chimney and into our fireplace. Lucky for them, the screen trapped them safely away from the cats.

We locked the dog and the cats outside the back door and propped the front door open. Our house is very small so we figured that once we let the birds out of the fireplace, they would fly around for a minute and find the way out.

Unfortunately, they seemed convinced that the little windows above the fireplace were their escape path. They flew straight into it. Once they were convinced that there was no getting through it, they just perched on window sills. It was at this point that John asked if I was just going to leave the cat vomit on the floor. "I am so not concerned about the cat vomit right now."

Finally, one of them flew to a window that actually is able to open. Amazingly, the bird sat on that window sill while John opened the screen and the bird flew out. With a little encouragement from us, the other bird followed.

The floor is cleaned up now as well.


Raven said...

Wow! What a cool and also anxiety-provoking adventure. Glad the birds got out safely. Nice pictures. Enjoyed the cat puke part of the story too. It's been a wonderful couple of days for birds here on Fairview Avenue. They all seem very fond of the corpse of my tree. Only trouble is they are too far away... I need a 15x zoom. What a greedy Gus I am!

I Love You,
Aunt Kathie

Cynthia Blue said...

LOL what an adventure. :) Silly birds! Guess you need one of those screen things on the chimney!