In recent years, birds have found it increasingly difficult. This is due to urbanisation and environmental degradation. As a result, garden birds are having a harder time finding a place to nest. For example, there are more and more fences and paved terraces, making it possible to supplement bird food. Water, in addition to supplementary feeding, is critical for birds.
Birds have a more difficult time finding water
Rainwater is now quickly drained into sewage drains. In addition, roads have improved over time, leaving fewer puddles on the road. This makes it difficult for birds to find clean water to bathe and drink all year.
Water is essential
Water is more important than food to humans. Birds that eat insects get most of their water from their food, so they only need to drink once or twice a day. Birds that eat seeds, on the other hand, require significantly more water. Because the food they eat contains little moisture, it is critical that they supplement this by drinking.
Bird baths for a pleasant drinking and bathing environment
Bird baths are an excellent solution to birds' water shortages; by placing a bird bath in the garden, you provide birds with a safe place to drink and bathe. There are numerous types of bird baths available. There are hanging bird baths, but there are also ground-level bird baths. Robins and blackbirds, for example, prefer to drink water close to the ground. Aside from water, the baths can also be filled with food.Never fill the bird baths with too much water.
Standing bird baths
These bird baths are level with the ground. Birds prefer low-to-the-ground baths. If this is not possible, for example, due to pets, it is useful to place these baths at a height of about 1 metre. These baths made of various materials provide excellent drinking and bathing opportunities for birds. The various materials also provide a varied appearance, so there is a bird bath to suit every garden.
Bird baths on foot
These bird baths are slightly higher because they stand on a foot. Many birds can approach these baths with ease. These baths are available in various materials.
Bird baths on pole
Like the pedestal birdbaths, these baths are slightly higher. It is also possible to order a separate stand, which can be combined with various bird baths you can place on it. For example, this stand is very nice with this anthracite-grey bird bath.
Hanging bird baths
A hanging bird bath is simple to fill with water or food and clean. Hang the bird bath from a tree, a patio, or the side of your house. Do you want to watch birds bathe? Place the bowl near a window or on your patio.Tip: also hang the baths in your shop to show customers how to use them.
A bird bath, here's how to maintain them!
It is critical to keep the bath clean. Is the bird bath frequently used by various birds? The water should then be changed on a regular basis. Clean the bird bath with water and a brush, avoiding the use of detergents. If cleaning products are used, it is best to rinse the bird bath with clean water several times.
Where to place a bird bath?
Predators can pose a significant threat to birds, especially when they are bathing. Bird baths should be placed at least two metres away from surrounding vegetation. The birds have an open field of vision in this manner and can quickly seek shelter when they need to hide from danger.
Never expose the water to direct sunlight. This is due to the fact that algae grows quickly in the sun, evaporates quickly, and the water does not stay as fresh for as long.
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