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So summer is finally here…still kind of chilly, but the birds don’t seem to mind. And when the summer heat eventually gets here, the birds will need a place to bathe. So Backyard Feeding this week is a reminder to wash your birdbaths. Let them soak for 15 minutes in a 10:1 water/bleach solution. Keeping them clean can really help to prevent the spreading of diseases. EnviroMinute this week is a report from Dr. Bird on the appalling methods used for harvesting olives, green martini olives in particular.

On Ask Dr. Bird, David answers a question about why some birds might be signing first thing in the morning in the middle of winter. I share some interesting stories this week about what happens when birds sing duets together, a cautionary tale about getting too frisky close to power lines, and how conservationists can make a difference with logging operations.

Have a great week everyone!