Bird fountains and baths can add amazing sights and sounds to your garden. The water feature itself may hold some captivating beauty, but the birds that visit will be even more stunning. You will be amazed at the amount of visitors your fountain brings to your yard just from the sound of a drop of water. There may be all sorts of birds that will come who may have been as close as the neighbors hedge, but just didn’t have the right reason to visit. Fountains can be as simple as “just add water” or as complex as calling the local pond contractor but they all have a place and they all bring something more to your outside living space including a bird and a smile.
The Location, Location, Location
Running water is always a welcome addition to any outdoor area. Birds, however, are drawn to running water for drinking or bathing and will prefer one location over another. Most song birds must be vigilant when focusing on something other than becoming a meal. They will look for secure spots to drink and or bathe which means having your fountain placed close to a tree or shrub where your visitors might escape to, when danger comes around. This safe locationwill increase the number of visitors that will use the watery oasis. Keeping the water out of direct sunlight will also be a good idea so as not to promote the growth of algae. Some algae can be harmful to birds while other types will not. A partly shaded area where the morning sun catches the water would be ideal. Of course you should make sure you are able to see the guests without too much disturbance.