Whether you believe the official start to spring is the 1st of September or the 21st, the seasons are definitely changing. There has been a flurry of activity from the birds in the garden and the few sunny warm days have resulted in more water being splashed out of the bird bath than left in. It’s a timely reminder to ensure the birdbaths and containers are topped up. A regular water source is the easiest way to ensure birds keep coming back to your garden and attracting insect eating species is even better. Aphids, mealy bug and spiders are a favourite snack for many honeyeater species in fact some species eat more insects than nectar. These birds will soon come to rely on this nutritious food source and will return, with their new family year after year.