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put water out for the birds in your garden because they could die in this heat

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lunachic Mon 11-Jul-05 15:38:12

just phoned my mum who has a family of dead blackbirds in her garden one was still alive and came round with a drink of water its silly how you forget to do simple things like putting water out for them until its to late- so i just though id remind everyone on behalf of our flying friends -please put a large bowl of water out in a quiet spot in your garden and maybe save the life of some birdies-thanks

hunkermunker Mon 11-Jul-05 15:39:07

Will do just that now.

morningpaper Mon 11-Jul-05 15:39:09

Aw! I've just put some out about an hour ago.

The heat also gets to hedgehogs which drink LOADS - so leave it out overnight at ground level!

handlemecarefully Mon 11-Jul-05 15:39:13

ummm - I'm not keen on birds (other than my chickens) always crapping on the kids climbing frame and my washing

handlemecarefully Mon 11-Jul-05 15:39:42

sorry about the grisly blackbird find though

fishfinger Mon 11-Jul-05 15:40:07

dont like birds
all that flapping

CountessDracula Mon 11-Jul-05 15:42:39

they can drink from the paddling pool in mine

hunkermunker Mon 11-Jul-05 15:43:07

Birds don't like you either, Fish. All those fins.

Nbg Mon 11-Jul-05 15:44:12

Any ideas what I could put some in.

Don't have a bird table or bath...

handlemecarefully Mon 11-Jul-05 15:45:13

Old washing up bowl if you really must offer a drink the little blighters

okapi Mon 11-Jul-05 15:46:42

I don't encourage birds in my garden because my cat keep killing them

Nbg Mon 11-Jul-05 15:47:16

Ah yes.

hunkermunker Mon 11-Jul-05 15:47:16

Birds eat flies and other such evil grubby things (slugs, snails, etc). Go on,. HMC and Fish, be kind to them

piffle Mon 11-Jul-05 15:50:13

our fish pond is full of birds...

handlemecarefully Mon 11-Jul-05 15:50:51

That may be so, but did you know that pigeons carry meningitis? Honestly. I remember reading that somewhere...

It's pigeons in my garden that I have the major beef with

okapi Mon 11-Jul-05 15:52:02

don't bother with chickens HMC - -get a cat - that will keep the pigeons out

hunkermunker Mon 11-Jul-05 15:52:12

Oh, not a fan of pigeons particularly. But sparrows, robins, starlings, blackbirds, wrens, pied wagtails, chaffinches, woodpeckers, jays...lovely.

Piffle...alive or dead birds? Tried to think of a delicate way to put taht...failed, as you can see!

lunachic Mon 11-Jul-05 15:54:51

hate pidgeons too flying rats as someone one said but other birdies are nice and dont do much harm

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