Water attracts all kinds of birds, including bluebirds, flycatchers, and even hummingbirds.
Put your birdbath in your garden, and the birds will find it quickly. Birds will bring their babies to the bath and show them where it is.
A birdbath brings great happiness to a home. It's one of the easiest ways to bring birds up close, where the whole family can get a really good look and enjoy their beauty.
What kind of birdbath is best?
Some bath scome with a dripper built in, like the Rocky Mountain Spring with Dripper. A great idea!
Where should a birdbath be located?
where cats can hide.
With an escape route.
On a pedestal.
It's easy to see from the house, easy to clean, and somewhat safer from predators.
Within reach of a hose.
Make your birdbath easy to clean and refill. But locate your birdbath away from your feeding station, because seeds and droppings would soil the water quickly. Change the water every few days, or even every day in hot weather. Dump it out or squirt it out with the hose. I keep a scrub brush outside with my gardening tools, so that I can brush out any algae that begins to form.
In view from a window.
Or locate it in your garden. Nothing is more decorative.
A bird in the bath is the soul of enjoyment. The sight of it, even a chance glimpse through the window, will provide you too with a splash of happiness.
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