Although this idea sounds totally ridiculous while enduring sweltering heat in summer months, it actually makes perfect sense! So why use a heated bird bath in summer? Because you can always unplug, or deactivate the heater during warmer months. This gives the bath total functionality year round.
I never quite understand when I see a bird bath in someone’s yard that has been turned upside down for winter. Do those folks not think birds need fresh water when it’s cold? Absurd! They need it even more, as ponds and other water sources tend to freeze up and disappear. So, if you’re thinking of a new birdbath for your yard, an investment in a heated bird bath is a most practical choice in the long run. Your feathered friends will thank you each and every freezing day!
Some bird baths are rendered useless during frigid winter months as they are not equipped with heaters, or are constructed of materials that will not accommodate a heater. This is when birds need fresh water desperately as their natural water sources are scarce. Ponds and even lakes tend to freeze over, and some folks just turn bird baths upside down for winter months. Think about how silly this is…wild birds are dependent on fresh water sources, so why take away their usual water source (your birdbath) just because it’s cold?
Heated bird baths are the best choice if you experience severe winter weather. They give you the option of year-round use, by simply unplugging the electrical source in warmer months. Heated bird baths are available in pedestal, deck-mount, or even ground models as pictured above. This heated bird bath also comes with a dripper attachment to create moving water and attract even more wild birds.
With a one-time investment in a nice pedestal bird bath, you can create a stunning focal point in your garden. This area can be a birder’s paradise with colorful annual and perennial flowers, and evergreens for year-round color. Pavers, flagstone and potted plants can set the scene for a natural and tranquil oasis.
Water is excellent for attracting many species of wild birds, even some that don’t frequent bird feeders. Available in a myriad of styles and colors, a bird bath is great choice if you’re looking to create a landscape focal point in your yard. Earthy forms, such as trees and leaves found in nature are used as bird bath designs. These look wonderful in just about any landscape, and if kept filled with fresh water daily–will attract more songbirds to your yard.