Don’t Forget the Birds

Don’t forget the birds need watering too 😃

During the summer months while we take the time to water our plants and gardens to keep them looking their best at all times, we shouldn’t forget the birds.

Keeping bird baths topped up is as important as filling your bird feeders.
Ensuring your bird bath is kept clean and full of fresh water helps to keep the birds hydrated, clean and disease free throughout the year.

FACT

Did you know, that most birds drink by dipping their beak in the water and throwing their head back to swallow, however, pigeons and doves are able to immerse their beaks and can drink continuously.

Will there be a hosepipe ban in 2020?

Thankfully it doesn’t look like it but you can check any updates in your area by going to hosepipeban.org.uk.

South East Water did report a “huge demand” on their network due to
more people being at home during lockdown and the hot and dry weather in May.

“We’ve been treating and pumping an additional 78 million litres of
water a day through our network,” the company said.

The Met Office said this past Spring was one of the driest on
record with some regions seeing about a third of their normal rainfall
levels.

The Environment Agency said: “Most companies across the country have
appropriate water reserves for this time of year” and that reservoir levels are
not unusually low.

Underground stocks are above average and overall, the prospects of a
hosepipe ban in 2020 are quite low, though a continued dry spell and an
extended lockdown period may change this.