Convenience,Beauty and Durability
When I first started looking for backyard bird feeding supplies 8 years ago I was overwhelmed with choices. For just birdbaths you have the choice of ceramic, concrete or resin among others. I talked to people I knew who birded and discovered one common thread. The more trouble something was to do the less it got done. In the case of birdbaths I had people tell me they couldn’t remember the last time they cleaned it or completely dumped it. That got me thinking. If I can find a birdbath that’s easy to deal with, light and didn’t have to trade good looks for that’s what I should be looking for.
Enter The Resin Birdbath
I was strolling through the outdoor section at Home Depot and I spotted a really nice looking birdbath. It looked to be made of stone of some kind and I thought it would never work because it would be too heavy and way too expensive. When I finally got close to it and handled it I saw it was not stone but a beautiful plastic resin bird bath. It was unbelievably light and very affordable. I think back then it retailed for around forty dollars which was right in my comfort zone. I picked it up and because it was hollow, I got five pounds of play sand for a few bucks and I was on my way.
How Has It Fared?
In the nearly eight years since I bought it the resin bird bath has outperformed every other backyard birding equipment I have. Feeders have come and gone and been moved all over but the birdbath has kept going. Any time I want I can go out to it, unscrew the basin, toss the water onto the lawn and screw it back on. When it freezes I can take my rubber mallet out and completely break up and dump the ice so it can be refilled. It’s been cleaned hundreds of times and has not cracked or leaked once. You couldn’t ask for better.
Where Can You Get Your Hands On One?
I have an affiliate relationship with BirdBaths.com so if you follow one of these links I’ll receive a small commission from your purchase. The reason I have a relationship with them is because I believe they provide the best selection, prices and customer service of anybody selling these online. Here are a few examples of the birdbaths I’m talking about.
You can browse these or use the search box to search for “resin bird baths” to find a more extensive listing of these.
Make Your Backyard Birding Easier
Whether you choose one from BirdBaths.com or are able to find one at your local home improvement store I believe you need to get your hands on one of these gems to help make your backyard birding even more enjoyable. Just remember that it’s even more important to supply your backyard visitors with fresh water during the winter months.