Attract birds to your yard with water features!
Try these ten tips.
by Bill Thompson, III read about BillKeep it Low. The standard birdbath on a pedestal may look good, but its not the best way to offer water to birds. Think about it: Most natural sources of water that birds use are on or near the ground. Its what they look for in nature. You can use the birdbath pedestal for something else—like your bright pink-mirrored lawn globe, or that sasquatch figurine youve been meaning to deploy. Place the bath basin on the ground or raised up on a cinder block, but keep it within a foot or so of the ground.Keep it Shallow. Birds dont bathe in deep water. Keep the level in your birdbath to about two inches or less. This is perfect for songbirds to wade into and splash around. If your bath basin is deep, place a layer of pea gravel or some large, flat stones in the bottom to offer birds a choice of water levels.