Monday, May 22, 2006

I'm like a bird, I'll only fly away

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.]


5 comments:

Flash said...

Good work mate!
A bird in the hand from the loo that's been flushed!

Stef said...

Good effort.

Sparrows are OK. if it had been a pigeon, it would have been your duty to flush the loo and send it where it belongs! Pigeons are scum.

Aravis said...

Well done! Poor little thing must have been terrified...

adem said...

I would like to add that this wasn't the same toilet I fixed the other day, so cannot be held responsible for any injuries related to it.

hammer said...

that's sooooo cute!