However, that much rain has made a mess of my birdfeeders.
When the drain holes get plugged in the seed catcher trays I'm left with this watery, slimy mess floating in the trays (and it stinks too).
I'd found that the safflower seeds are the perfect size to lodge in the drain holes, thereby allowing these trays to fill up with rainwater.
Some of the rain we had was driven by thunderstorm winds (a 52 MPH gust was recorded yesterday evening). Even the tiny holes in the thistle seed feeder get rain drops driven into them. Then the water runs down the inside of the feeder and pools at the bottom. Fortunately this thistle feeder has an easily removable bottom--making the clean-up much easier.
Here's the tray feeder where I put my grackle/squirrel feeding blend that contains cracked corn. It has a screen bottom, but once that corn gets wet it turns into a yucky goo that I'll have to scrape out.
And then when I get done cleaning the bird feeders, it will be time to tackle the birdbaths!