Never did I dream that my next overnight guest would be a starling or grackle. He’s resting in the back bedroom and haven’t heard a peep out of him for over an hour.
I took pictures earlier in the day from the dining-room window of a group of grackles/starlings (whatever) gathered in a tree. They were lined up like musical notes rehearsing for a concert.
Then I kept hearing a strange clanging noise from somewhere and later learned a starling or grackle (can’t decide which) must have flown down the chimney into the basement. He found a temporary safe-resting spot on top of cabinets in the bathroom before retiring in the back bedroom.
Now…how do I get him out of the house? I’ve tried keeping the door open for him to fly away but no luck so far and it’s very cold outside.
My cat has taken up temporary residency for the night in the cold basement while Mr. Long Beak rests in the bedroom.
What to do to get this bird out of the house? Help! With a beak like that I might sleep with glasses covering my eyes.
Any suggestions as I will have to get on a solution first thing in the morning.
footnote: I’m assuming this is a Starling or a Grackle. Why did God make so many different kinds of birds to confuse me.