Mold in your birdbaths

July 30, 2008

In hot humid weather green mold can form very quickly in your birdbaths.  It is a good idea to monitor them frequently.  I have found that the Clorox Clean-Up® product works quite well as a cleaning agent to remove green mold from birdbaths.  I empty the birdbaths that need cleaning and spray Clorox Cleanup into them.  Wait a few seconds and then wipe the residue from the bottoms of the birdbaths with a paper towel.  Blue shop towels work very well for this purpose.  Rinse the birdbaths thoroughly with clean water and refill them. 

Dirty birdbath 07-30-2008

Birdbath with green mold — 07/30/2008

Clean birdbath 07-30-2008

Birdbath cleaned with Clorox Clean-Up® — 07/30/2008

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Snackin’ on mealworms!

July 14, 2008

The new crop of Eastern Bluebirds wasted no time in developing a taste for mealworms.

Bluebird eating mealworms 01

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Tankin’ Up!

July 14, 2008

A Ruby Throated Hummingbird stopped by this morning to tank up on sugar water.  The feeder is located near the kitchen window so we can enjoy the tiny visitors.

Hummingbird tanking up 07-14-2008

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Great Crested Flycatcher Nestling

July 4, 2008

A Great Crested Flycatcher nestling is almost ready to fledge.  The parents are trying to coax it out of the nest box by feeding it from the outside.  The nestling is spending much of its time observing the world from the entrance hole.

GCFC nestling #1

Great Crested Flycatcher parent trying to coax nestling to fledge – 07/04/2008

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