when i do laundry, i open my back door and run a piece of PVC from my washer drain out to my grapefruit tree. i just went back to my studio (where the washer is) and a sparrow/finch had flown in the door and was trying to fly out through the glass. i opened the window and then held out my hand. the bird sat on my hand long enough for me to get it to the window. i love that.