Chirp for Thursday, April 16, 2015
Let us talk about bird baths. My favorite bird bath was just destroyed in the severe storms that hit the area last week. It was a ceramic pedestal bird bath that I would keep in the front sunny garden with flowers planted around the base. It looked lovely but did it attract birds to my yard?
The experts say no. Birds are attracted to bird baths that are slightly elevated, are angled so that the depth of the bath goes from 1/2 inch to 2 inches and have sand or gravel at the bottom to ensure safe footing. Further, birds like baths that are placed in shaded areas close to shrubbery or low branched trees.
Bird baths need to be cleaned and refilled with fresh water every one to two days. There are a number of birds that will foul the water with feces after using the bird bath. Also dirty and stagnate water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes which can carry encephalitis and for other diseases affecting birds.
So I am shopping for a new bird bath and will keep you posted on what I find.
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