Our house has several old chimneys where wood stoves used to be. One of these vents into the dining room, and is covered by a removeable pie-plate-type cover. And now something (someone?) was pushing against this cover, trying to get in.
Milé left me holding the plate against the wall while he went outside to see what he could see - which was nothing. He came back in and grabbed a garbage can and a cookie sheet to try and trap the invader. Guy came downstairs, having just woken up, and put on his safety goggles. I got the video camera. And this is what ensued:
There's nothing like a blackbird before breakfast to get your day off to an interesting start!