Renovation project - There is a strange noise in the chimney!
The little house living room looks bright and fresh, John has
painted everywhere white, the chimney has been cleaned and cleared up
and painted with a board added to stop anything coming down until it
is capped, when I hear a funny noise. It sounds like there is
something in the chimney.
John assumes it is a bird, so we block all the doors and open the
living room window and the front door and John slowly removes the
board from the chimney, but nothing other than some dirt (not good).
We wait a while but nothing, oh well it must have been birds on
the top of the chimney, we board it back up and re clean the
As John is busy packing and I am typing I hear the noise again,
there is defintiely something up there.
So once again we block
everything off and remove the board to hear a thump.
A baby bird drops down, it mus have been on a ledge in the fire,
it is exhausted the poor little thing.
We do not want to touch it in case its mother is looking for it
and John suggests putting it in a box and leaving it in the back
Now this may sound like a good idea, but we have cats either side
so the little thing would not be there for long.
It looks like it is almost ready too fly and can jump around, but
we can't leave it here.
We decide to phone a friend, these people will rescue anything
(and have done since arriving in France!)
They come out on a rescue mission and take the baby bird away, it
is given a nice home in their barn with open access to outside for
when it can fly, apparently it is already calling to the other rooks
in their field.
We are sent a photo of him later and he seems very happy. Fly free
little Boris (this was not our choice of name but it does seem to
I am so happy that he was saved, John is not so happy as he now
has soot and dirt all over the beautifully painted fireplace and has
to give it another coat, but as I said its not as if he has anything
else to do such as packing all of our belongings, sorting the car,
clearing any loose ends..........
But hopefully karma will come back and thank us.