Despite what the weather might be telling us, at least here in the Ottawa area, the official start to the fall season kicks off tomorrow. As the summer-like weather continues, we must be mindful that despite the unseasonable sunshine and warm temperatures, our feathered friends are very much preparing for their long voyage south.
As many of us are undoubtedly enjoying the warm weather, we too are preparing for fall as we organize our yards, garages and in our cases, bird feeders and all the accessories that come with them.
One such area that might require some attention this year in particular is our bird baths. With the warm weather continuing, you might have noticed more activity than previously in the year. While this has much to do with migration, it also has to do with the fact that it has been quite dry here for the past month or so, as opposed to the rather damp summer we have had otherwise.
If you are venturing out into your backyard, here are a few tips to give your bird baths the fall tune up they need and your birds deserve.