We have a RSPB sticker on the car that says “Give Nature a Home” but we mean in our garden.
Today this young Great Tit (Parus major) appeared in the living room under the fireplace. I’ve no idea how it got in, probably when the French windows were open.
He was quickly scooped up and taken outside.
He was quite perky enough to peck the finger that was trying to rescue him and he was left near the feeding station where he would see the other birds. There are no cats to worry about and he quickly hid in a clump of Alyssum by the wall. So far, so good. However, I could not resist checking to see if he had flown off a few minutes later.
He was still there and I gave him a fright. He broke cover went to the left and fell down the well!
It is not easy to recover a fledgling Great Tit from an old well with lots of nooks and crannies to hide in but he was eventually caught.
This time he was placed high on the rose bush opposite the feeding station.
Just stay in the garden and out of houses and deep wells.