One hot sparrow
I was very tempted to use the following title: “One hot bird”.
Seriously, that title might well have attracted the wrong crowd to this post.
Summer here in South Australia is only a few days away. We have already experienced a few hot days over 30c (86F) and the nights are very mild, not dropping below about 10c (50F). As a result we have not had to light our slow combustion fire for several months. Just as well.
A few days ago we heard terrible scrabbling noises coming from the chimney. Next thing a House Sparrow appeared in the fire box, so it was lucky for it that we didn’t have a fire roaring in there. We are quite puzzled as to how it managed to actually get in there. Now we had the problem of getting it out.
My dear wife had the easiest of solutions: open the sliding door three metres away, then open the door to the fireplace.
ZOOM. Like a speeding bullet that little bird raced towards the light, through the open door and out to freedom again.
Well done little bird.