Much to the amusement of my cats and puppy, an adult breeding European
Starling was trapped in the stove pipe of our kitchen wood stove this
morning. Rescue was pretty easy with John holding one cat and me opening
the stove door. I caught the bird when it flew against a window, and I
released it, no apparent damage, out the back door. Merlin the cat is still
sitting in front of the stove waiting for another bird as I write this.