Help your local birds keep clean throughout the year, by carefully placing an ornamental bird bath in your garden which provides clean water for them to drink and clean in. Bird baths are very important, and if you have already transformed your garden into a tranquil haven for wild birds and garden birds, then they are a much needed addition to your garden.
At Bird Feeders 4 Less we supply bird baths which have been specifically designed for birds. For this reason we sell mini bird baths and ceramic bird baths. Aside from being a decorative feature in your garden, the hanging mini bird bath is designed with sloping slides which allows the birds to step down into the bird bath. This is needed, as most wild birds drink by dipping their bill into the water and throwing their heads back in order to swallow.
With this in mind, the bird bath needs to have a rough surface which will allow the birds to grip the edge of the bath; this is especially important as they use the water to clean their feathers. Our mini bird bath can either be placed on the ground or hung in a safe place. If you have a bird bath and you are wondering why birds are not using it, then you may want to consider moving it.
Where to Position Your Bird Bath
The location of a bird bath needs to be well thought out, as if it’s in the wrong location you won’t get any visitors. Therefore, when you come to position your bird bath in your garden you need to consider location and potential predators.
These two factors walk hand in hand, and you will want to place the bird bath in an open location which is not overshadowed by surrounding trees or shrubbery. This said, you still want there to be nearby shelter which is close enough to offer protection but far enough away a predator couldn’t use it to ambush the birds. The key to getting birds to use your bird bath is to ensure they feel completely safe when they come to use.
The ceramic bird bath we supply is one of our favourites, and is normally a win with the birds in your life. Much like the mini version, the large ceramic bird bath can be hung on a tree branch or a pole, and it can even be placed on the ground. It has been glazed and the chain has been galvanised, making it frost resistant.
Most birds will get the majority of the water from their food, but if they are seed-eating birds they will struggle to get any water into their system, which is why bird baths are more than a decorative feature. Browse through the selection of bird baths available, and welcome an abundance of new wildlife into your garden.