Cheeky Magpie Bites The Hand That Rescues Him
"Bird in a chimney" type rescues are never the same.
This time, Simon met a lovely old lady who needed help with the bird stuck in her chimney. She was very scared of birds following an incident with a budgerigar in the past. Simon did rescue the bird, who was far from placid, and released him in the back garden.
The feisty chap was bleeding because he broke a feather. When that happens, it will bleed unless pressure is applied or the feather is removed. This is nothing to worry about, and he was totally fine to be released once the feather stopped bleeding.
A happy ending for the bird and the lady!