Friday, 8 January 2010

Water, Water Everywhere - but not a drop to drink

I know it seems like there is a lot of water around in this weather - but a lot of it is frozen.

We have done loads over the last few years to encourage the birds back to Leabank Square. The bird boxes, hedges, berries, seed-balls, etc have all worked. But please put some shallow bird baths out for them in these frozen temperatures as well.

They are struggling to find water to drink because their normal ponds & puddles are frozen over. So please put out a shallow plate, or upturned lid, or bowl of water - out of reach of the cats of course - for them to get a drink.


Mohammed said...

Sóna, what also helps is if you float a small ball in your bird bath. The wind pushes it around the surface making it less likely to freeze over. We have a table tennis ball in our small one, but a tennis ball would do just as well.

Anonymous said...

Is that a cardinal on the hanging water bowl? How on earth did s/he get to Hackney Wick?

Anonymous said...

Just to add, the frost season isn't over, so the birds are still going to appreciate the drinkable water people put out for them even though the worst of the Big Freeze seems to be past.