Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Bird brain

Click to "embiggen". Never mind the cobwebs
There is a bird in the house.

This happens from time to time. We're in the habit of leaving our deck door open so that Jack can come and go. Our living room has floor to ceiling windows, and when birds get into the house, they inevitably find the windows more attractive than the doors.

We've had birds ranging from jays to hummingbirds trapped against the glass in our house, and we've perfected a technique for getting birds out of the house - we throw a bathtowel or a blanket over them, whisk it our the door and furl out the cloth, setting them free outside.

But last night, a bird came in and is fluttering around up in the high clerestory windows of our kitchen. I think he's a bush tit.

It's more than ten feet high, and I'm not going to stand around on top of a ladder flapping a towel. We've opened the two clerestory windows that don't have screens, but he hasn't found them yet.

He spent the night perched on the fan blade or hunched along the window sills - perhaps the outside sky was too dark beyond the glass to attract him. This morning after it got light, I think the little Bird-brain found his way out while I was walking Jack.


Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

A while back, I was working in a warehouse filled with medical records from a hospital that had been recently closed, and two woodpeckers got into the building.

What a ruckus they caused before they found their way out!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

This bird often has helpers at the nest, birds other than the parental pair that feed nestlings. All family members sleep together in the complex nest during breeding, but they leave it after the young fledge, and sleep on branches.

Well what do you know!

Cloudia said...

you were blessed with a visitor from on high!

Warm Aloha from Waikiki;

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Anonymous said...

I must be on a downer trip... all I can think about is the resulting bird poop in your house!