The Lair has been invaded!

Must be migration season: I’ve had no less than five small birds blunder down the stovepipe in the past 24 hours. Two yesterday, and this morning I opened the stove when it was rustling only to find three at a time, which was completely unique. One was dead, one in fine shape that flew right out the open cabin door, and this tiny finchish thing…


…which is just healthy enough not to allow itself to be captured but too befuddled to take the hint of the open door. It’ll either find its way out or die. Not to be gross, but fortunately dead small birds don’t stink the place up. Also fortunately the flies are mostly gone so it’s okay to leave the door open for a while.

I really need a better stovepipe cap.

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4 Responses to The Lair has been invaded!

  1. Beans says:

    Yes, you do. A good spark arrest cap will do that, blocking birds that is, well, along with sparks.

    It would be better than the smell of dead bird if you don’t check for birds often enough.

  2. Paul B says:

    Probably take a coffee can of the right size. Cut some slots and call it good for now.

To the stake with the heretic!