We have sparrows that nest on our roof, and you can sometimes hear them chirping when you're upstairs, but today I could hear one very loudly from downstairs.... how odd. I went upstairs to investigate and the sound was coming from the bathroom...hmmmm. I went in and somehow a bird had got in and was in a bit of a state trying to find a way out, and just flying into the windows and net curtains, and then, to my despair it flew into the toilet, and into the water!!!
I put my hand into the water [it had been flushed previously!], scooped out the little bird, and slowly walked downstairs, smuggling her past the cat, and then into the garden. It had started to dry off a bit now and so I went down to the shed, and put her next to it so that she had shelter and some time to recuperate from the ordeal.
I'm glad that I heard it, as I don't normally go to the upstairs toilet, and I wouldn't have liked to have found it dead. So I am a hero today, and a little sparrow lives to save the day. [Incidently sparrow numbers are on the decline, hopefully not due to too many toilet related incidents.]