Well that’s what I heard. South Australia is usually very hot this time of the year and although we have only just begun to experience the hot weather, the experts tell us we are in for a scorching beginning to the new year. Hope all is well in the flooded States and that it doesn’t rain there anymore otherwise they will be facing a bleak, wet New Year.
I am prepared for it this year. Have given my garden watered and a good soaking at that. All my bird baths are full of clean water for the poor little beggars who fly around in the heat and have nowhere to get a drink because we either catch all the water, let it run out to the sea or are too frightened to use a sprinkler on our lawns for fear of being charged by the water watch dog.
My Grand Daughter has been asking me for a few years now to ask everyone in my posts to please put water out for the wild birds after we had one drop from a tree and die in front of us in a heat wave. She was so saddened by it, it then became a pet peeve of hers. So we donate bird baths and have them all around our garden. One of them is just a saucer from a pot planter but a big one.
On a number of mornings I have seen the same little bird in there splashing around and having a wow of a time and that makes me feel good. We should protect the animals and the birds for without them our world would be a pretty awful place if it existed at all.
Our house has a creek which runs directly behind it and there are now so many birds in the trees and all because they have water close by. We even have Kookaburras and their beautiful laugh is something to be heard.
Please give the wild birds water. xxx