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Make a home for wildlife
29 November 2013
Image: Ray Kennedy
Birds need to drink regularly, whether the weather's hot or cold. They'll even bathe in the depths of winter.
In freezing conditions, bird baths and garden ponds become even more important, since many natural sources of water are frozen over.
It can be difficult to stop a bird bath from freezing, but try these simple methods:
Never add any chemicals (such as glycerine, anti-freeze or salt) to the water. It could stop the birds' feathers from being waterproof, or poison the birds themselves.
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