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Water in Winter

Bill Fintel, Avian Aquatics

With winter fast approaching, it is time to tend to the birds' water supply. Following is a basic summary of how to easily provide open water for our feathered friends once cold weather arrives.

Open water for birds to drink becomes very important when all natural water sources begin to freeze solid. While snow can be used as a source of drinking water, it must be melted. This consumes energy birds otherwise could use to stay warm.

Birds face their most critical situation when it is so cold that all natural water sources have frozen over and there is no snow cover...

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