I have an update for you on our trapped mockingbird drama from last night. He (or she) has apparently made it back to the wild. I thought I might have heard some hopping around up in the attic before leaving for work, so we left the garage door open while we were away. Tonight I went back up in the attic to check out the vent pipe and did a full perimeter search, and no mockingbirds were found. I did find my X-Acto knife, which I’d left up there last night. And I noticed that the seeds I’d left on the ledge between the attic and garage last night were gone, so that might have helped our friend find her (or his) way into the garage and then to freedom.