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Bird Bath Fountains Are Easy to Install and Attract More Birds

Jul 13, 2008
You've probably enjoyed your bird baths for years. But did you know that using bird bath fountains will attract more wild birds? When birds are looking for sources of fresh water they usually prefer moving water over water that is stagnant. Whether you have standing bird baths, ground level bird baths or a pond, you can easily add a fountain to create movement. Using several types of bird bath water fountains is the best way to attract a wide variety of birds.

Some bird bath water fountains connect to an outside water source like a garden hose. You can adjust the height of the water by reducing the water flow. A fountain bird bath will attract many species of birds like titmice, robins, grosbeaks, nuthatches, blue jays and wild turkeys.

Many birds like warblers are attracted to the sound of dripping water. A bird bath dripper is easy to install. The hook shaped dripper is attached to the side of your standing bird bath. It releases small drops of water at a calibrated rate. Many are decorated with flowers to add a flare to your bird bath.

A bird bath mister is great for attracting hummingbirds since they like to drink and bathe without landing. Misters spray a fine mist making it easy for birds to fly in and out for a fast drink or a cool bath. Misters can be used alongside a bird bath or you can install them in a small tree or shrub.

Water wigglers can be used to add movement to water without the need for wiring or plumbing. All you need is two D sized batteries. The ripples created on the surface of the water stop mosquitoes from laying their eggs in your bird bath.

If you live in an area where winter temperatures fall below freezing bird bath fountains can stop the water from freezing (to a point). You may need to use a bird bath heater if the temperatures go too low or stay below freezing for long periods of time. Providing water for your birds in winter may actually save their lives. Many birds don't bathe in winter but open water is sure to attract them all winter long.

Purchasing bird bath fountains, water misters, water wigglers or bird bath drippers is an investment that is worthwhile. These products will stop mosquitoes from breeding while attracting more birds into your wild bird sanctuary. You will also enjoy the sound of soothing, moving water while watching the birds it attracts.
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Bird baths will attract more birds than bird seed. If you want to attract more birds just add a flowing water feature to you bird sanctuary. Bird bath fountain are the easiest way to give water to birds without increasing your local mosquito population.
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