A TRAPPED bird did not ruffle the feathers of Worthing firefighters.
In fact, they used the opportunity to have a bit of fun and come up with every pun and bird reference they could think of.
The call came in around 7pm last night, when a magpie, dubbed Martin, dropped down the chimney of a house in Cheviot Road, Durrington.
Posting on the Worthing Fire Station Facebook page this morning, the crew said: “We were going to Tweet this but decided that putting Tit here would be more of a Hoot.
“Last night at around 7pm, Martin the Magpie got his feathers in a ruffle when he dropped Down a chimney of a house in Cheviot Road.
“Fowl play was not suspected but we did suspect Martin had been playing Chicken. Or he was a Raven lunatic.
Martin the Magpie got his feathers in a ruffle when he dropped Down a chimney of a house in Cheviot RoadWorthing Fire Station
“We know its not much to Crow about but we sent a couple of Firefighters from our technical rescue ‘Tern’ and Quackly released him from the fireplace.
“Wren freed, we took him into the garden, where he quickly spread his wings and agreed that from Heron he would not play around Chimney tops any Moorhen.
“After a quick Chick, he flew off into the night, apparently none the worse for his ‘Owl’ deal. Can we get any more Bird puns into this news report? I will Sparrow you any more as its becoming hard to Swallow.”
People have been encouraged to have their ‘Tern’ and post comments.