Having been for Sunday lunch with the inlaws today I was told by my father inlaw of Friday nights goings on down their street.
A jackdaw was caught up in some protective netting to stop pigeons landing on a stone buildings window sills. A local resident had had the bright idea to ring the RSPCA for advise as to what to do about it. So, RSPCA warden turns up and decides best course of action is to bring a local fire unit out a get it down. Ok, now first fire engine turns up and their ladders are too short, so they call for back up - the turn table ladders from 25 miles away. But they can't turn out without being escorted by a back up appliance, so turn table + appliance arrive to join the unit that's already there.
An hour after turning up they closed the road, set up and rescued the poor little jackdaw. Which the RSPCA officer was handed, gave a quick check over and released.
God only knows how much that must have cost us tax payers - for one bl**dy Jackdaw!