Dressing the roof area
I fancied a bird’s nest on the very end of the storeroom ridge (where it ceases to be a double ridge and becomes single) above the doorway in the end loft. So I wove a nest of just under 0.5” (1.27 cm) out of raffia and very thin rosemary twiglets, glued it (with a bit of toothpick spike through into the building to help hold it in place) and affixed a very small (bought) bird into its new home. There it was, all snuggled in and I blithely left it to its do its own thing whilst I carried on with the roof jobs at the other end of the building, such as adding greenery and staining and sealing the externals.
Well, you can tell from the title what happened next.
One hour later
The bird had flown. I did a finger tip search of the floor, the work surface, my clothing, shoes, inside the model, everywhere – no bird.
I’ve since made a small clay one to take its place but it’s just not the same.
On with cleaning up and finishing off the little bits all around the house. Not far to go – but it does include a rather high ladder. Gulp