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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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