Posted by Tania Kindersley.
This little fella just appeared in my house. He was so tiny and delicate that I feared if I picked him up he might die of fright or crushing. Luckily, I once bought a big feathery fan from the National Portrait Gallery. I used this to encourage him up to the open part of the window. After a couple of false starts I got him there. He liked the big feathery fan so much that he sat on it for about a minute. I stayed very still. Then he flew away to freedom.
All of which gives me the opportunity to say the thing I forgot to say earlier, which is Happy Fourth of July to all my Dear American Readers. I did look for a nice picture of an American flag for you, but they all look dull or cheesy. So just imagine a happy fluttery stars and stripes in your mind.