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Decidedly NOT A Thanksgiving Bird!

I don't know what it is with me and weird bird findings lately, but this is decidedly NOT a Thanksgiving bird!

Opening the furnace cover to look inside I saw what appeared to be a lot of piles of dirt!

This house, and unit, are only 10 years old.

But I still have a look anyway.

Honestly, I have never seen something like this.

Looking closer, there were not little piles of dirt inside the unit!

They were little birds!

But those birds had been there a while!  A long while.

Totally desiccated, I suspected they had been there since construction.  Even the maggots are desiccated!

Surely it was a big yummie!

While not the 4 and 20 blackbirds heard about in poem, these five black birds had met a slow, frightening end.

Yep, decidedly NOT a Thanksgiving bird!

Remember, if you cook your bird too long, it will dry out!  May I recommend you not put yours in the furnace cavity for 10 years...

But I hope you have a wonderful holiday!  Eat up!

Says he, with a wink and a nod.

 

 

 

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


Comment balloon 16 commentsJay Markanich • November 28 2013 03:31AM

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Good morning, Jay....OMG.... that won't be on our table nor will it be on yours.... happy thanksgiving day to you and your family, Jay....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) almost 5 years ago

Oh yuck. I'm going to try to forget about this post later.  Happy Thanksgiving.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) almost 5 years ago

Oh yicks...whenever you find something that "odd" especially in newer construction...you have to wonder what ELSE there is that is more out of the ordinary...the very best to you and yours Jay.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) almost 5 years ago

Just a little giblet gravy with some cranberry sauce and it can turn tasty.  

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) almost 5 years ago

 Good morning, Jay. I have to agree with James. Add a little gravy and cranberry sauce and to allow the difference between that and the turkey.

Have a happy Thanksgiving.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) almost 5 years ago

Live a little Barbara!   P.s.  LOVE the new photo!

Isn't a cheesecake really a pie Cousin?  Things can bake in, I hear.

Thanks Sally.  We are having a relaxing day.

Those giblets might be a bit dry James...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 5 years ago

The cranberries will make it a saucy treat Michael.  Good thinking...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 5 years ago

Yuck.  The wonders of the season.  Jay, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 5 years ago

I once found a bat in a furnace. I think I blogged about it. Oh and I think that bird will need lots of gravy ;)

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) almost 5 years ago

Yummy... how nice that the seller hid little snacks for you to munch on during your inspection. You lucky dog!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Jay!!

Posted by Fred Hernden, CMI, Albuquerque area Master Inspector (Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area) almost 5 years ago

Thanks Gabe.  I intend to sit around and eat, and scratch in manly places, and watch a rectangular thing that projects light at me.

I like a little crunch with my soft bites Jim.  I bet that bat was perfect in both ways!

Thanks Fred.  Here a little and there a little and I make it through the day.  A little help from my friends.

 

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 5 years ago

Hi jay,

Was this the same home that the black birds were found in?

If it was, makes you wonder what the sellers were up to. Not a nice find when inspecting a furnace.

Have a great day and an even better Thanksgiving with friends and family in Bristow.

Best, Clint mcKie

Posted by Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586 (Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections) almost 5 years ago

You would think the odor in the house when they cranked up the winter heat would have led to these being discovered earlier.   I'd say BUYER BEWARE on this one.

Posted by DEANNA EARLY - ( NMLS #268590 ), Virginia Mortgage Loan Originator (American National Bank and Trust) almost 5 years ago

No Clint.  That was a house next door to the one I was inspecting.  This house is vacant and has been for some time.

Deanna - I think any odor long since has disappeared!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 5 years ago

Hello Jay,

Ewwww... I am so glad that I did not see this post until after our Thanksgiving feast had been consumed!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 5 years ago

Thanks Lisa.  It was written as a spoof for dinner.  Hope you enjoyed yours!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 5 years ago

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