Got a Bird in your stove..

Got a Bird in your stove..

PostBy: grumpy On: Wed May 28, 2014 7:47 pm

Today I found a bird in my stove, I let it out , it flew around until it went out a window. An hour later it was back in the stove, unless it was a second bird..

Could I have a nest in the thimble? Seems like a strange place for a bird. Anyone else have this happen?
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Re: Got a Bird in your stove..

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed May 28, 2014 8:41 pm

Yes. That is another reason to check the flues when firing up the first time after it sits a while. They sure get a lot of dirt around the house when they fly around. Good to have a fishing net handy when letting them out.
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Re: Got a Bird in your stove..

PostBy: grumpy On: Wed May 28, 2014 8:51 pm

The second time I put on a glove and grabbed the little guy, got him by the wing and took him outside and he flew off. I just think its strange he would go down the pipe , in the dark to end up in the stove. Or to nest in the thimble if thats whats going on, but I guess it happens..
grumpy
 


Re: Got a Bird in your stove..

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed May 28, 2014 8:57 pm

grumpy wrote:The second time I put on a glove and grabbed the little guy, got him by the wing and took him outside and he flew off. I just think its strange he would go down the pipe , in the dark to end up in the stove. Or to nest in the thimble if thats whats going on, but I guess it happens..



Probably one of those little black birds with the orange beak. Ugly little things.
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Re: Got a Bird in your stove..

PostBy: grumpy On: Wed May 28, 2014 9:02 pm

It was black, don't know about the beak, did not look that closely.. it was kinda strange, when he was flying around the house it was like a bug crashing into the walls and ceiling, I opened a few windows and shushed him around until he went out. Good thing he did not leave anything behind...lol
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Re: Got a Bird in your stove..

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed May 28, 2014 9:09 pm

grumpy wrote:It was black, don't know about the beak, did not look that closely.. it was kinda strange, when he was flying around the house it was like a bug crashing into the walls and ceiling, I opened a few windows and shushed him around until he went out. Good thing he did not leave anything behind...lol


http://www.surfbirds.com/media/gallery_ ... 085253.jpg Starling, they are stupid birds.
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Re: Got a Bird in your stove..

PostBy: grumpy On: Wed May 28, 2014 9:13 pm

It did seem stupid but that was not the bird, it was all black, and now that I think about it the beak was black too.
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Re: Got a Bird in your stove..

PostBy: grumpy On: Wed May 28, 2014 9:17 pm

It may have been this, a catbird..

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Gray_Catbird/id
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Re: Got a Bird in your stove..

PostBy: rberq On: Wed May 28, 2014 9:29 pm

A friend of mine found the remains of a good-sized duck in his cellar wood stove when he went to light it in the fall.

Another friend found several dead bluebirds :( in her greenhouse heating stove. The heater had a simple stove pipe chimney with a metal cap. Apparently they liked the gap that ran all the way around the pipe just below the cap, but when they hopped in they couldn't get out again. I tried making a bluebird house based on the same principle of a 360-degree entry slot below an overhanging roof, but it didn't attract any birds at all, just a family of mice the next winter. :o
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Re: Got a Bird in your stove..

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed May 28, 2014 9:33 pm

Oddly enough, my wife came home to find a black bird bouncing off the windows in our living room. She called me wondering what to do since the cat had it cornered behind a cabinet. I told her to contain the cats and just open the door nearby so it could hobble outside lol :lol:
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Re: Got a Bird in your stove..

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu May 29, 2014 7:00 am

Damn Starlings never been real smart:)
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Re: Got a Bird in your stove..

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu May 29, 2014 9:09 am

Well I'm gonna elect a Starling to Congress - anything's better than what we've got there now .... toothy


Where's Wood n Coal? I think he just had a bird in his stove too! :lol:
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Re: Got a Bird in your stove..

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu May 29, 2014 9:14 am

I'm right here! Yes I did, had to pull the pipes, it was nestled right behind the baffle. After chasing it around the house for a few minutes it flew out an open window. It was a Starling.
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Re: Got a Bird in your stove..

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu May 29, 2014 9:27 am

It's alright - we understand ...

But don't let it happen again, or we'll HAZE ya! :P :funny:
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Re: Got a Bird in your stove..

PostBy: rockwood On: Thu May 29, 2014 11:26 am

freetown fred wrote:Damn Starlings never been real smart:)


Yep, they like to come down the chimney in the shop but they never come down the chimney in the house....I can't figure 'em out.
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