Are you enjoying the posts on Bird Watching? I hope so! I am enjoying writing them. Today we are going to cover taking care of our feeders and bird baths along with a few other things you can use.
|One of the Eagles.|
|Getting ready to eat!|
|Right outside my window.|
The bird bath is something we clean just about every other day. Otherwise the water starts to get slimy and eventually turn green. It also becomes a breeding ground for mosquitos. Yuck! We use a scrub brush to clean it thoroughly. We are considering purchasing a small product called a water wiggler or water bubbler. It keeps the water moving so it won't stagnate. The moving water is also supposed to help attract birds. Maybe that is why they like my fountain!
|Taking a bath!|
|My daughter took these through our front porch railing.|
We keep a large, plastic storage container on our front porch where we keep extra suet, the mixture for the hummer feeders, brushes for cleaning the bird bath and feeders, along with a few replacement pieces. This is also where we store our feeders if we get a bad storm. We keep the seed in tightly sealed containers. If you just leave the seed in the bags they come in, you can attract rodents and the seed can spoil easier. Much safer to keep in containers.
Tomorrow we will cover incorporating bird watching into the homeschool. Thank you to those of you who are following the posts, I really appreciate it. And remember to check out some of the other posts in the blog hop. See you tomorrow, At the Fence!