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Online glenn57

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Anyone else put out a bird bath??

The past couple weeks I've noticed the water in my bird bath get a greenish color after a day or so. It's usually after it's rained. With my phone lately always having these pollen alerts, I'm believing the rain is doing this. Could be wrong?? :scratch:

I regularly clean my bird bath, usually couple times a week and change water more often. About 3-4 times a year I take it down and let it soak in water with bleach. Wash it out good and put it back out.

Anyone with a bird bath encounter this??? It's made of some cement type product.
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Just sounds like pollen to me.  Sometimes ours gets red too. 

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I gave up on bird baths years ago fur da same reason ya mentioned. :doah:  Every spring fur many years we get da same two ducks (male & female). Der here daily since day eat all da over flow seeds from dem feeders.

We usualy trow out chunks a old bread when day show up.  :offtopic: :oops1: Now ta stay on topic .....back ta-da bird bath issue :doah:.

I decided ta supply water fur dem ducks :scratch:. So I took one a-da plastic garbage can lids an put it on da patio one year an fill it wit water :happy1:  Dem darn ducks loved it :bow: Der in dat darn ting off and on all day. Day like ta pick up da bread chunks & march over ta-da polish pond and wet da bread... den swollow it down.

 :crazy: Problem is dat as der sittin in da sun and soakin/bathing  day crap in da same water dat der drinkin & bathin in :puke:  :bonk:
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Ya that is pretty gross Lee.  I finally threw our bird bath out about a month ago.  Got tired of mowing around it but the river is close for them to drink.

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Just sounds like pollen to me.  Sometimes ours gets red too.
kinda what i thought to.  :scratch:

i enjoy watching the birds going to that. especially the robins. they splash more water then they drink though!!!!!! :rotflmao:
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        "they splash more water then they drink though!!!!!!"


    Might be why it's called a Bird BATH. Just thinking out-loud here that's all. Have a great day. :happy1: :happy1:
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        "they splash more water then they drink though!!!!!!"


    Might be why it's called a Bird BATH. Just thinking out-loud here that's all. Have a great day. :happy1: :happy1:
:pouty: sure, your not a week into retirement and already a smarty-pants. :pouty: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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yup he's doing good!!!  keep it Mark!!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Some times when we get old we forget to do things we thought we did.  Clean the Bird bath, take our meds,....  :scratch: :scratch:   :rotflmao:
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Some times when we get old we forget to do things we thought we did.  Clean the Bird bath, take our meds,....  :scratch: :scratch:   :rotflmao:

what were ya going to do??   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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Some times when we get old we forget to do things we thought we did.  Clean the Bird bath, take our meds,....  :scratch: :scratch:   :rotflmao:
:rotflmao: I'm not that old yet!! :happy1: :rotflmao:
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all the birds at the bird bath just drink...  today I had a flicker hit it!!   what fun!!  head under, then wings in, backed in and oh my did he love it!!!!!  fun to watch!!!! 
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bluejays do the same thing...

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I should get another bird bath.  They are fun to watch. 

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bluejays do the same thing...

they onlt been drinking the water, that is until today..  just had a jay enjoy a good time in the bird bath!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1: :happy1:
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oh boy is it funny watching the adult blue jays trying to get the young birds to use the bird bath!!!  they are afraid  to even land on it!!  let alone jump in the water!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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I bet Mike, not sure why momma cares so much this year, heat perhaps but our cement bird bath in the back was leaning so she made me fix it. She added a small one out front,  shockingly she switches out the water about every other day, good fer her and they get used. What surprised me is she put a Tupperware dish of water out front for the dang squirrels,  and they actually drink out of it..
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oh boy is it funny watching the adult blue jays trying to get the young birds to use the bird bath!!!  they are afraid  to even land on it!!  let alone jump in the water!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
well iffin you where a good bird lover..........you'd go show them how its done!!!!!!!! :mooning: :evil: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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oh boy is it funny watching the adult blue jays trying to get the young birds to use the bird bath!!!  they are afraid  to even land on it!!  let alone jump in the water!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
well iffin you where a good bird lover..........you'd go show them how its done!!!!!!!! :mooning: :evil: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

no swan dives here!!!   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
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I bet Mike, not sure why momma cares so much this year, heat perhaps but our cement bird bath in the back was leaning so she made me fix it. She added a small one out front,  shockingly she switches out the water about every other day, good fer her and they get used. What surprised me is she put a Tupperware dish of water out front for the dang squirrels,  and they actually drink out of it..

good for her but a bowl for the tree rats now that's funny!!!   in the spring they use the bird bath so now I wonder about something like that here..  might be fun!!    but I will pass on that cause I have too many other critters!!!   :happy1:
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