I love this tray that provides water for dogs, birds and other wildlife in Sydney Park.  It is filled by water from the bubbler.  Any excess goes into a channel that leads to the garden bed, providing water for the plants & trees in this location.  No puddle, yet no wasting water either.

I love this tray that provides water for dogs, birds and other wildlife in Sydney Park. It is filled by water from the bubbler. Any excess goes into a channel that leads to the garden bed, providing water for the plants & trees in this location. No puddle, yet no wasting water either.

Birds like people need water to survive. Most birds drink every day. They also like to bathe & this helps them manage parasites.

I am very pleased to see that water is being provided for birds & other wildlife in many Sydney parks. Unfortunately this is not happening (as far as I am aware) across Marrickville LGA.

Until recently birds in urban areas have had to source water from home birdbaths, from storm water drains & puddles when it rains. A lack of fresh water must have a negative impact on birdlife forcing them to travel long distances for water to drink.

I think this new trend of a tray beneath taps and drinking bubblers is a great initiative in supporting biodiversity & I hope it becomes the norm.

We watched at least ten birds take a drink from this bubbler today over a period of around 30 minutes.  Being 27 degrees it was a hot day & like us, the birds needed a drink.

We watched at least ten birds take a drink from this bubbler today over a period of around 30 minutes. Being 27 degrees it was a hot day & like us, the birds needed a drink.

A juvenille Magpie drinking from the bottom of a bubbler.  It is imperitive that fresh water is aviailable for birds, especially with rising temperatures.  It is a kind thing to do.

A juvenille Magpie drinking from the bottom of a bubbler. It is imperitive that fresh water is aviailable for birds, especially with rising temperatures. It is a kind thing to do.

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