Heat wave: install a water trough on your terrace or in your garden for thirsty birds

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Faced with the heat wave that is raging throughout France, the League for the Protection of Birds (LPO) is pushing the French to give water to birds.

“Small fauna is currently suffering from the lack of water and the drought. The LPO invites you over the next few days to install in the shade, in your garden or on your balcony, a shallow container (3-4 cm) filled with ‘water.” Faced with high temperatures, the League for the Protection of Birds (LPO) is pushing the French on its Facebook page to give water to thirsty birds.

“Birds absolutely need water to stay hydrated”

“Make sure it is placed in an open place where the birds can see any predators coming. This will allow birds and also hedgehogs, squirrels and bees to quench their thirst in complete safety. This water should ideally be renewed every morning at cool hours to avoid the spread of disease, the proliferation of mosquitoes and maintained at a constant level”, continues the league.

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“In times of drought and heat waves, all the puddles and small ponds disappear, the gutters are empty and the birds absolutely need water to hydrate and do their daily grooming”, explained the ornithologist, Nicolas Macaire , to our colleagues from Parisian. Several Internet users recall that it is important to put a stone in the center of the drinking trough “so that the insects do not drown”.

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