Adding color to your environment brings it to life!
Whether planting annuals, or adding garden accents, a small burst of color will have a large impact. Functional art for your yard makes good sense, and birdbaths fit the bill. You can attract more feathered friends with a fresh water source, and frankly, the birds aren’t too choosey when it comes to bath designs. The only requirements are that the bath be clean, and water levels shallow enough for birds to bathe and wade comfortably. Optimal water depth is 2-3 inches-maximum.
Mosaic Bird Baths are available in whimsical designs with fun, vibrant colors. One of the advantages of mosaics is they are able to accommodate a bath heater in winter, giving birds a year-round water source to count on in frigid weather. This is a critical time for wild birds as most natural water sources tend to freeze, leaving them unable to bathe and properly preen feathers.
Moving water will entice and attract more wild birds to your yard!
These days, several reasonably priced items that create moving water are available for you to add to a birdbath. We have an old mosaic bird bath that has a copper dripper in it, and birds flock to it! Hummingbirds can be seen bathing under the “drips” when larger birds aren’t around.
Other easy ways of adding moving include water wigglers and leaf misters. Butterflies and warblers enjoy the fine mist, and are seen daily at our two misters.
The misters are versatile and can be used in a birdbath, staked in the ground, or hung from the deck or front porch, like we use ours. Add moving water to your habitat and watch the tremendous increase in wild bird species and their numbers. Another advantage of having moving water in your bird bath is that mosquitoes can not lay their eggs…just can’t happen in moving water.
So now you’ve seen some moving water in our own yard, maybe that’s why bird food must be rationed…they eat us out of house and home! Hope you’ve gotten some aquatic ideas for your feathered friends too, they’ll surely appreciate it!
Colorful, whimsical and totally functional, mosaic bird baths are a great choice when considering pedestal type birdbath.
They have the ability to hold a bath heater during winter, giving you a year-round birdbath. Ceramic tile also helps keep water cooler in hot summer months.
You can entice more birds in your yard with a fresh water source. Some birds who do not use birdhouses or visit feeders will frequent a bird bath. See a greater variety of wild birds with the addition of a birdbath.