We’re starting earlier with holiday gift ideas as there’s so many cool bird accessories and so little time. Do stay tuned for some pretty unique non-birder gift ideas too!
Theme: The gift of nature can’t be matched, for it offers an innate connection that’s capable of soothing the soul and clearing the mind. Simply put, watching birds in the yard (or on the patio/balcony) removes life’s chaos! It has the capacity to form a bond between people which may not have previously existed.
So why would a hanging bird bath be a make an awesome gift?
Because they work in the smallest space, because birds adore and use them, because they come in all colors and styles suiting many tastes, including copper, ceramics and glass, but most of all, fresh water attracts more birds than any birdhouse or feeder! Enough reasons? Birds who may not even use feeders will partake in fresh water at a hanging bath.
Lots of options for placement; hang it the from a tree branch, deck bracket, wall hook or garden pole with feeders. Feathered friends will find and frequent it daily. Hanging baths are ideal when their neighbor’s cat(s) is always in the wrong yard too…. grrrr, uggh! Civility is required because they’re a neighbor, but you want to have the birds too, so placing bird baths or feeders up high is always a good idea.
Did you find the perfect Mother’s Day gift yet? If not, best to shake a tail feather! Printing a nice big color photo of your gift and placing it inside a box that’s gift-wrapped is always an option if you’ve snoozed.
Another good idea to keep in mind: don’t shortchange your mom with a short-lived gift! Yeah, that’s a good one to remember because well, she’s your mother and the reason you’re here 🙂
Long-lasting gifts bring the most joy, and birding gifts bring a relaxing connection with nature… unlike jewelry or little “chatchkas” that gather dust.
Perfect for any space in the garden or even on the deck, a hanging bird bath rocks! Fresh water entices more birds to the garden, and we can promise, whether a novice or experienced birder, Mom loves to watch her feathered friends!
Hanging birdbaths can even be used as feeders, offering seed, suet, peanuts or fruit to lure migratory birds. The colorful Tiffany inspired bath above offers a traditional appeal, while contemporary styles in solid copper are most mod. Ceramic hanging baths are offered in vibrant and whimsical styles… and all are sure to entice more beaked buddies to the garden!
Why go to the trouble of finding something unique that will actually last? Because on her special day- which comes only once a year- she really does deserve something that brings smiles and real pleasure for many seasons to come!
There’s really not much time left to find that perfect gift and get it by Christmas, but offering a shopping spree at a cool store is always fun! Folks do love to browse and shop for themselves… especially when they’re not paying!
So many unique, yet bird-friendly items to be had, it might even be a difficult choice! The hanging bird bath shown includes a solar bubbler and decorative river rock. The rock helps to both camouflage the pump and offers birds better footing.
Because fresh water is the best way to entice feathered friends, moving water is even more effective! The pumps (solar and electric) are offered separately so they can be added to an existing birdbath if preferred. Leaf misters, bath drippers and water wigglers are all neat accessories with big impact. Moving water simply attracts more birds!
And that immediate, personalized gift certificate? No kidding! Purchase any an e-gift and we’ll email you a large, colorful, personalized gift card to print out and give to the recipient. Place it in a box, gift-wrap, and ta-dah… one awesome gift in hand! Tons of fun to choose from including birdhouses, feeders, garden art and more. The list is complete and shopping is done!
What happened to the other 3 gift ideas? We were busy getting our own baths and bird habitat ready for the coming polar vortex! Out with the water wigglers and drippers- in with the heaters.
Without a doubt, the easiest way to attract more birds is with fresh water. Even a plant saucer with an inch or two of water near shrubs or a tree line serves friendly fliers and other wildlife well throughout the year. If you have an existing birdbath, or know someone who loves bird watching- it’s easy to understand the sheer joy of seeing birds bathe and wade, or preen and drink from the life-essential offering.
Accessories like misters, fountains or drippers really bring a birdbath to life with the gentle motion of moving water. During the season, hummingbirds can be seen flitting about a moving stream of water. Butterflies adore leaf misters plus gardens grow lush below them. Even songbirds quickly become trained awaiting the start of birdbath action each morning!
You can quickly craft your own simple dripper from a milk jug! Take said plastic 1-gallon milk jug and poke a tiny pin hole in the bottom corner. Use a chain or strong wire to hang the jug above your birdbath. At one small drop every 3 or 4 seconds, the gallon of water will last at least a few days. There will definitely be increased activity that’s well worth the effort… for you and birds alike!
Should you be pondering the perfect holiday gift (without breaking the bank) for the nature lover on your list, a leaf mister or even mister-dripper combo will bring great joy… and for many seasons to come!
July can be a scorcher for wildlife, especially with recent droughts and above-average temperatures. Natural water sources like puddles, creeks and shallow pools all but disappear during summer heat. Adding fresh water to the garden may prove to be a life saver for birds and other animals whose habitat continues to shrink. Something as simple as a plant saucer filled with water will see winged visitors happily partaking in the essential life source.
Adding bath accessories like leaf misters, water wigglers, or this solar bubbler can bring a pedestal or hanging bird bath to life! Circulating water stays fresher longer and acts as a magnet for birds! They’re totally attracted by the visual of moving water, and the soothing sounds can be a welcomed addition to human ears as well.
No need for the whole set-up either, these battery or solar powered accessories are a la carte! Some even operate from the outdoor spigot. Add them to your existing bath for a whole new dimension in birding. Hummingbirds are especially fond of birdbath fountains, while butterflies covet the gentle spray of leaf misters. Songbirds around our place actually sit and wait for the drppers to start each morning, it’s looks like a bird spa!
Consider one of many “moving water” accessories this summer and see which new visitors show up at your place. Especially during spring and fall migrations, you may be quite surprised!
After reading the contact form notification, Google was used to verify the address and get a look at the nursing home. Kevin even said to call the home and gave the phone number. At first I thought Kevin was an employee, but after actually speaking realized he was one of the residents at St. Francis.
Here’s the actual request:
Message / Comments / Questions
HI, MY NAME IS KEVIN G. I AM LIVING IN A NURSE HOME. CALL ST FRANCES.ADDRESS 417 INDUSTRIAL DR OBERLIN LA 70655.I AM ASKING YOULL FOR HELP PLEASE. LIKE A DONATION OF ONE BIRD BATH. PLEASE.THIS WILL MAKE THESE OLD PEOPLE HERE VERY HAPPY.
Look at the image, it’s called a nursing home, how sad is that? I’d imagine residents have little to no family, and the ones who do-likely don’t see them too often. A friend had started a program a while back called “birds for brains”. It was a wonderful (but short-lived I think) endeavor where a we, and a few other retailers donated bird feeders, and local feed & seed stores donated seed. The neighboring boy scout troops maintained these feeders at several nursing homes. The interaction among residents just watching the birds was delightful. It gave them something engaging to do and brought smiles to their faces.
Back in the day, kevin likely had his own yard filled with sweet birds. We’ll definitely oblige and send along a hanging bird bath for Kevin and the other residents… and for the birds. A feeder probably wouldn’t do much good as funds are limited for this group of old souls and seed costs money. At least water’s free and it is a great way to entice some feathered friends.
And by chance if anyone in the birding industry happens to catch this post, please consider something to entice wild birds for the residents of St. Francis, even a bench or chairs to sit outside and watch them. The guy’s for real, as is the address above and the place. Especially with Thanksgiving upon us, how can you not be thankful for what you have by giving to others?
Even the smallest yard can yield colorful wild bird activity… and without ever filling a feeder. Water is the simplest way to attract birds, and moving water really grabs their attention! A simple plant saucer filled with water will see lots of activity, provided the water stays fresh. For the deck, patio or apartment balcony, various brackets and hooks will accommodate hanging baths or feeders.
This solar hanging bird bath is the perfect option for enticing feathered friends to just about any space. The only caveat is the fountain must be in full sun for the panel to operate. Since there are no cords or wires, energy is not stored – but real time so to speak. Not only song birds, but butterflies and hummingbirds also adore moving water, and are drawn to it like a magnet.
If you’re new the backyard birding thing… think water! Any shallow pan or bowl will do, but not too deep. An optimal depth for birds to bathe and wade comfortably is about two to three inches. If the water is any deeper, consider placing a large rock in the center for birds to land and perch. Texture helps too, as birds are able to get better footing on something that’s not too slick.
Want to find that really special gift for the nature fanatic on your list? Look no further than this solar hanging bird bath. Because fresh water in the landscape is the best way to attract birds, if that water happens to move it’s even better! Like a visual magnet, birds are drawn to moving water, even the ones who may not visit feeders, or use nest boxes. Baths are relatively easy to care for, and don’t cost money to fill like feeders.
They’re great for small spaces, even on the deck, patio, or porch. There’s lots of installation options too, with innovative deck brackets, hooks and hangers. The no-rust, copper bronze finish is nice, and this hanging bird bath is plenty deep enough to accommodate a heater in winter.
And if you think bird baths need to be large to lure birds… think again! This past summer we had birds actually drinking from ant moats – despite the nine birdbaths scattered around the yard!
For a very economical (so practical yet still attractive) choice, check out this stained glass & copper mini-hanging bath/feeder. It comes in six fun designs, and the pretty glass dish is perfect for offering a variety of treats; from seed mixes, suet and nuggets, to peanuts, and fruit in summer, even mealworms if one’s so inclined! And of course plain old fresh water will absolutely entice feathered friends!
This one’s already on sale, and with the super secret, special holiday promo code, you can nab an additional 10% off. So if you’re still stumped for a perfect birding gift… jot down promo code MC10 and head over to our hanging bird bath section!
An essential element for life, like the air we breathe, water is a simple, inexpensive way to entice more birds to your yard. Many species who don’t visit feeders or use nest boxes will frequent a bird bath. The only responsibility with a pedestal, ground, or hanging bird bath is keeping the water fresh, not only for birds, but for other health reasons too.
Recently the New York Times reported that in the Long Island area, the health department has actually been checking residents’ birdbaths and imposing fines for dirty bath water… no kidding! Four people have received hefty fines too-as the city is taking the situation quite seriously. The reason is stagnant water and the fear is the dreaded West Nile Virus spread by mosquitoes.
It doesn’t matter what kind of birdbath you have, or may be planning to purchase in the future. There’s a simple solution to avoid stagnant or standing water, and that is to keep it moving! Known fact: Mosquitoes can not lay eggs in moving water. Bath accessories like Water Wigglers, fountains, bird bath drippers, and leaf misters all keep water moving… and the birds absolutely love them! These create visual magnets for avian friends, and they run on batteries, solar power, or from the garden hose. Plus they’re simple to install and keep bath water cleaner longer.
Take a plastic, gallon milk jug and create your own dripper that works great, even in a hanging bird bath. Simple to do and very inexpensive, pierce a pin hole in the bottom corner of the jug. Secure the jug (through the handle) to a sturdy branch above the bath using rope, wire, or even a large S-hook. One gallon of water dripping through a tiny pin hole will last for days! Simply refill the jug for continued use. The movement will catch birds’ attention, and keep mosquitoes from laying their eggs. It’s a win-win situation for all!
Fresh water attracts more birds… more so than feeders or birdhouses! A hanging bird bath is perfect for small spaces, decks and porches, and especially if ground predators should be lurking in your yard.
This unique bird bath, features a multi level walk-in design which birds find quite enticing. The rough texture provides perfect footing, while the decorative chain creates lots of perching spots.
In care free rust-proof aluminum, the stunning electric blue hue of this hanging bird bath has some other great features too! It’s innovative design will allow you to create a simple water feature to add moving water to your bath. A Water Wiggler, Birdbath dripper, or leaf mister can easily be used with this cool bath. In addition, a bath heater may be installed for frigid weather.
If fresh water in a bath attracts more birds… imagine what moving water in this hanging bird bath will do for your feathered friends – and a better bird watching experience for you as well!