Fresh water for your wild birds
At this time of year in the hot weather, your wild garden birds will be working hard to raise their families. They will need nutritious food and a constant supply of fresh clean drinking water.
It is easy to forget how important it is to provide wild birds with a supply of drinking water and just leave them with a bird bath for them to bathe and drink from. The main problem with this is the spread of disease. Wild birds being what they are they are not too fussy about where they leave their waste, nor what they have been standing in before they flew in for a bath!
We have always provided a separate fresh water supply for the purpose of wild bird drinking, It is quite easy to do, if you already have a water bath, then you can just put down a small bowl close to the feeding station, or a purpose built water drinker that hangs from the station hooks. The latter is more preferable as it avoids the birds coming into contact with the ground.
Now we have had a few weeks without any substantial rain there are no puddles and small reservoirs of water for the birds so they have to find ponds, rivers and pools and this means they have to fly further afield to get to the water if we don't provide it for them in our gardens. We have several water drinkers to chose from
at British Bird Food. Please do browse our selection and if you need any further advice do contact us.
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fresh water for your wild birds is essential for them during the dry summer months.[/caption]