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Along with finding out about what different birds prefer, you'll find much on how to attract them to your home with lovely feeders, birdbaths, houses, etc., and much on the joys of having them around. When creating a bird haven in your backyard, a bird bath is essential. These are especially important to have during the summer months when the sun is high and the temperatures are rising. The bird bath gives the birds a place to drink and splash around to keep cool. You can even choose heated bird baths to keep water available for birds during the winter. Heated bird baths do not create warm water, but generally keep it from completely freezing. Adding a fountain bird bath to your garden will quickly bring the birds.
Before you choose a bird bath, it is important to understand how many different types of bird baths are available. With many different designs, sizes and decorative styles, there is a bird bath suitable for every birder’s garden. We offer a large selection of bird baths constructed of a wide range of materials, including glass bird baths, pottery bird baths, metal bird baths, ceramic bird baths, terra cotta bird baths, and resin bird baths. We carry heated bird baths, solar bird baths, fountain bird baths, standing bird baths, staked bird baths, deck mounted bird baths and hanging bird baths. Having so many varieties makes it easy to select a bird bath that compliments your personal taste and style.
A fountain bird bath is an easy and inexpensive way to attract birds with water. Birds enjoy bathing in shallow water. Choose a bird bath that is no deeper than three inches. Birds are highly attracted to fountain bird baths because of the running or flowing water. We carry a variety of drippers, misters and water wigglers. Water wigglers entice birds to drink and bathe by creating gentle ripples in your bird bath fountain. Moving water keeps algae from forming and also prevents mosquito eggs from hatching. Change water for freshness every few days. Solar bird baths are a combination of bird bath and fountain. These have a small solar powered pump built into the bird bath itself, and a small photoelectric panel provides the power for the pump to run. Some have the ability to put the element away from the bird bath itself, so that you can put the bird bath in the shade but still have the pump powered buy the sun. Bird bath fountains can cause the ground around your bird bath to become soggy. This is not cause for worry because barn swallows, robins, phoebes, and hummingbirds will use mud under the bird bath for nesting material. Also, butterflies will gather there to drink mineral-rich water from mud or wet sand.
Ceramic bird baths are an elegant, unique way to decorate decks, patios or flower beds. They are shallow, the perfect depth for songbirds. Many of these ceramic bird baths can be used with a garden stake, pedestal, set on the ground or as hanging bird baths using a chain. Ceramic bird baths can also double as a ceramic feeder by filling it with seed. Our handcrafted ceramic bird baths are available in many colors, shapes and sizes. Note: While they look pretty, the glaze is slippery and is a cause for many bird drownings, especially fledglings. Birds are also confused by the depth and often get too wet for proper flight. If you fall in love with a ceramic bird bath that is too deep, steep, or slippery for birds, you may be able fix the problem by adding flat rocks or gravel. Bathtub stickers or caulk sprinkled with sand also provide traction on slippery surfaces.