Posted: 21/05/2016 at 08:46
They say things happen in 3's so hopefully it all up from here.
My missus called me to say a sparrow had flown into the conservatory and was "dead on the washing basket" after flying into the window. I went to investigate and there is was, on its back with its legs in the air (quite literally). The only thing that suggested it wasn't dead was that it was blinking! As I tried to pick it up, it managed to free itself from the washing, and flew into the window again. It then fell behind the furniture and didn't move. As I had to get the missus to work I left it where it was, planning to remove it on my return.
I got back, and no sign of 'dead' bird where it had fallen. The conservatory doors were locked so it couldn't have go out. I opened the doors to provide an escape route and gently started moving furniture. Finally a brown flash appeared, and this time thankfully found space rather than another window.
Happy ending, although it must have had one heck of a headache.