With a sigh I grabbed a plastic packet to inter the poor birdie in and wandered outside.
But lo and behold the birdie was still very much alive so I exchanged the packet for a camera instead to snap the kids joy over their discovery.
And I just love the faces in this photo, they make me laugh every time I see it!
Trying to get a closer look without frightening the poor bird.
Well as the bird didn't appear to be going anywhere fast I thought I'd better save it from my kid's increasing attentions as well as the cat's claws, so I gathered it up into a washing basket, put down some food & water and made sure it was as safe as could be for the time being while we worked out what to do with it. So it spent the afternoon eating, drinking and flapping up to perch on the edge of the basket.
Bye bye birdie and I hope you weren't too traumatised by my children's close inspection!