Monday 10 August 2009

Some one came knocking ...

Some one came knocking
At my wee, small door;
Some one came knocking,
I'm sure-sure-sure
Walter de la Mare
Today Barry was in the conservatory tending to cucumber plants when he heard a tapping.It seemed to be coming from the direction of the wood-burning stove. Flower on cucumber plant

It looks much better when alight!
This has a glass door and it's wonderful in the winter to see the wood glowing.To his great surprise he saw a blue tit behind the glass tapping to find a way out. This is the steel chimney leading up through the conservatory roof

View from outside showing the chimney leading out of the conservatory and up beyond the roof line

Showing the straight stretch to the cowl
It must have got in under the chimney cowl and had difficulty finding its way out again. As he watched it disappeared behind the baffle and we hope it managed to fly up the chimney and out into freedom.

Close-up of chimney cowl

This is not the one that got away!
We shan't be having any fires for a couple of months yet, otherwise we might have been 'treated' to the smell of roasting blue tit - poor little thing!


  1. Poor little chap! Hope he managed The Great Escape.

  2. No further tapping has been heard so we hope so!


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