Water Is An Easy Start To Feeding
If you’re like me, you want to get the most enjoyment out of your back yard with the minimal amount of fuss. After all, when you’re not spending time in your back yard, you don’t want to be worrying about how you’re going to keep up with it all. That’s one of the reasons I like more permanent fixtures over portable ones. For instance, I love the new resin bird baths because they allow one person to buy the bath, pedestal and sand, put it wherever you want it and weigh it down to stay very easily. Just a little time with the level to make sure you’ve got it square and you’ve got a feature that will serve you for a LONG time. Plus, they allow you to easily remove the bath for dumping and cleaning which is HUGE! I can’t tell you how many of the cement or stone baths I’ve seen that are nothing more than mosquito breeding grounds because the owners dread having to clean them. I mean, let’s face it. There’s only so much you’re going to be able to do with a bucket and brush unless you want to mess with the hose. Being able to fully clean, dump, rinse and dump the bath without risking physical harm is no small gain.
I’ve had the same resin bath since I put it in over ten years ago. I got it at Home Depot and it has served me well ever since.
It’s very similar to this bird bath. The only difference can see with it is I can’t tell if the bowl unscrews or not from the descriptions. I think I must be behind the times for the search terms on this because I can’t believe there is any reason they would stop making them.
It has allowed me to clean it as often I need to and it’s even let me change completely frozen water with the help of a rubber mallet. If you’d seen me beating on this thing every winter, you would have bet money it wouldn’t last but it has.
Since providing water for birds is one of the easiest things you can do to start attracting birds to your back yard, why not start there? Then, you get a chance to observe what birds you have in your immediate area and can plan your feeding stations accordingly. I’ll have much more on that in future posts. For now, why don’t you make a small investment of time and money and set up a bird bath in your back yard today!
If you have a patio or deck in your back yard, make sure to locate the water at least 25-30 feet from it. That way, you’ll be able to sit and watch the birds bathe without making them nervous. It will increase the overall enjoyment for both of you!
Do You Have Questions About Providing Water?
Leave me a comment below and tell me if you have a challenge or a victory you’ve experienced providing water for your bird friends.