Penny Brockman <>
Feeding wild birds
Peter Shute <>
Tue, 2 Feb 2016 18:19:10 +0000
Regarding the spread of disease via bird baths, we have birds that come and
hang upside down drinking from a very slow drip from a garden tap (about a drip
per minute). Could disease be spread that way?
Regarding leaving pet food outside, I suspect that's a major food source for
mynas in some places, and foxes too.
On 2 Feb 2016, at 8:25 PM, Penny Brockman <> wrote:
> The other factors are transmission of disease, as detailed concisely by
> Simon Robinson. How many times a week do you clean your feeders? I
> know quite a few people who seldom or never do. I have bird baths
> which I scrub out when they get grotty but I don't use disinfectants, so
> I am also guilty. Reason is I don't want to pour this disinfectant rich
> water into the surrounding soil.
> Remember that bread is very bad for some species, and particularly so
> for kangaroos (not birds !), and never leave your dog or cat food in the
> open, on the kitchen back steps, where birds like mynas eat it.
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