Deck or Hanging Backyard Bird Baths
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Hanging bird baths are so versatile. They can be hung from a tree, a shepherd crook, patio, on an arm where feeding stations are already located, or from a hook on a deck. They also are attractive to backyard bird since they provide a good view against predators while bathing. Birds will use a safe area to bathe in and from a hanging bath they can often see all around them. There are a lot of advantages to a deck rail mount bird bath. Not only do they bring wild birds up close where they can be easily seen, a bath mounted on a rail is easy to access and therefore simple to clean. This is particularly good during winter time when trekking out to the bird bath may be a chore! Also, many styles are made of materials which can handle a bird bath heater so you can provide water year round. Also if you live in an apartment, townhouse or condo, they are a great choice.
Deck rail mounted and hanging bird baths for attracting wild birds. Heated or decorative. Wild birds need drinking and bathing water and will seek out areas which provide a steady supply. Many birds such as bluebirds will make use of a bird bath.
Deck Mount: These can be made of decorative materials and come in copper, ceramic, aluminum, resin, plastic or other materials. They are great for attracting birds right up closely to you, providing a wonderful view. This design mounts directly to a deck railing and are best for people with small spaces. Using bird baths on a patio or deck not only attracts wild birds, it is a great way to bring birds closer to a living area or place people gather outdoors. They can be quite decorative and beautiful, while still being functional. There are many unique styles and designs choose from. They can be the best pick for people who live in apartments, condos or townhouses.
Hanging: Hanging bird baths are great for the birds. The fact that the bath is hanging will not bother them at all. While some may prefer to bathe on the ground, water will still attract them. They will use them easily, and hanging a bath off your deck or in your backyard gives you a good view of our avian friends! These can be made of decorative materials and come in copper, ceramic, aluminum, resin, plastic or other materials. A hanging birdbath is a good an option to use on a porch or patio. You can hang them by a hook that is fastened to a house or deck rail. Many hanging bird baths also come with an optional stand, or have the bottoms threaded for a stand or stake, which affords the choice of having either standing bird bath or hanging. With a hanging bird bath, birds can feel safe from potential predators due to the fact that they are elevated and have a good view while bathing.
Birds Need to see water
The reflections from the surface of the water can be seen better by wild birds if the bottom of the bath is a dark color. Tests have shown that water in a dark container is used by birds more often, so take this into consideration when purchasing or building a bird bath. If the bird does not see the water, they will not use it.