Monday, January 26, 2009
Somewhere very near the west side of our home is a mysterious tweeting. It sounds like a bird, but I guess could be some other kind of animal. It sounds like it is in our venting. But how could a bird get in our venting? It couldn't be in the fireplace, because it was torn out and a new gas-burning fireplace has been burning merrily for many nights now. But over the last couple of days my husband and I have been hearing what appears to be a bird singing. I have looked outside in the trees but there are no birds in sight. It's snowing and cold. Most birds won't be back until spring. Could a bird have been caught somehow during the construction? But wouldn't we have heard it before now? It has been a couple of weeks since the last construction workers have been here. The fireplace has a screen over the flume - my husband noticed it was in place when he was raking leaves off the roof the other day. So, what the heck? How can a bird be singing in the bowels of my house??