Keep a close eye on your birdbath at this time of year. The temperature has been consistently high and I notice my birdbaths are very quickly going murky. I find I’m having to put in fresh water every second or third day. So…
- If possible place your birdbath near a tap – a hose is good.
- Keep a scrubbing brush handy to keep algae down. Don’t be pedantic though, and don’t use cleaning products.
- A shaded site is best to stop water overheating.
Oddly enough I find birds use my birdbaths a bit less during the hot months than they do before Christmas. Anyone else noticed this?