Bird baths

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Subject: Bird baths
From: "Peter Ormay" <>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 21:50:09 +1000
Hi Trish.
I empty my bird bath when the mossie wrigglers become visible and refill it so that I'm not adding to the mossie population in the area. I figure that no-one empties and scrubs small pools in the bush so why should I clean the bird bath regularly but I don't have a raven problem and the currawongs usually disgorge their crop near it not in it. Lots of small birds use it nearly daily. I clean it when it looks like it needs it.
Cheers.   Peter

From: Trish Munro [
Sent: Tuesday, 14 September 2010 7:32 AM
To: Canberra Birds
Subject: [canberrabirds] RE : Bird baths


Hi COGers,
Can I have some advise please?
I read in the Sunday Canberra Times 'Relax' supplement that bird baths should be cleaned and disinfected with a weak bleach solution and then, after rinsing out and placing in the sun to thoroughly dry for a while, they are safe to replenish and use for birds again.
Is this regime OK by COG standards?
Please can I have some guidance before I do this.
Trish Munro

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