Spring is a great time to go around the yard and prep things that are important to keep birds in tiptop shape. Take a look at your bird feeder: Does it have any old, moldy seed, and is the feeder dirty? Give it a good clean in hot soapy water, allow it to fully dry, and fill it with clean seed. The same goes for a bird bath: The bath should be cleaned every two to three weeks and be constantly refreshed with fresh water. And finally, let your windows go without a squeaky-clean finish –- a little dirt is sometimes the only signal a bird needs to avoid crashing into the glass.
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