Thank you ladies, for your kind and helpful comments regarding my last post. The bird saga played out all afternoon, but had a happy ending.I put my thinking cap on and here's what I did. I took one of those scrunchy storage bags and dumped some bird seed in the bottom. After that, I realized I might as well stick the whole bird feeder inside it. I hung the bag on the birdfeeder hook and waited patiently for "Blue Flyer," as Duncan named the bird.
Eventually, the bird went down into the bag to get the seed. I snuck up and put this mesh over the top of the bag. Our next-door-neighbour's adult son was over for dinner and he helped get the bird out of the bag and into...
a gerbil cage - which I use to put the little critters in when I'm cleaning out their regular cages. I got the cage at a yard sale a couple of years ago for $1.00 (see, there's always a yard sale connection). I phoned animal services and they told me to make a perch and give it food and water.
Tomorrow, we'll say farewell to this little beauty. We're going to take it down to animal services, where I hope it will be adopted. We've got two cats, four gerbils, a hamster, and three beta fish. We're a bit maxed out with animals right now, otherwise I'd take it.
I was thinking of putting up a few signs later on saying where we're taking the bird.
That's all. What an adventure! I feel like I've done something good today.