Me With the Bird Stuck in the Chimney Box
Me With the Bird Stuck in the Chimney Box
Bird nest under the chimney cap
Bird nest under the chimney cap

Homeowner called with a bird in her fireplace yesterday. We sent two of our technicians out to the home to remove the bird. Upon taking the chimney cap of and looking down the flue the bird was gone. We assumed the bird was gone so we screened offed the chimney cap and went on our way. We received a call later that night the bird was still in there. I went to the home this time at 7 am the next morning and sure enough he was still in there. I removed the cap again only to find a nest, but no bird. I then jumped into the attic to see if there was a better way. Sure enough the bird had fallen in between the actual chimney flue and the outer casing. I was able to squeeze my way down into the chimney box. The bird decided then it would go farther down the out wall of the chimney framing and hide. The only way for him to get out was with my help. I was able to wrap some duct tape around a broom handle and slide it down the wall sticking the bird to the end. I then pulled him out and freed him back into the wild. A 15 minute job turned into a three hour escapade.

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