Birds have been one of the greatest sources of enjoyment in my life, besides my family. (My wife sometimes wonders, I know) I share this passion with some 20% of North Americans who spend more than 32 billion dollars on the hobby of watching birds.[i] They are colorful, melodic, comedic, diverse and never too far from where we are. There are many ways to get close to these wonderful animals and one of them is to walk out your back door. You may have a head start in the shape of a space that attracts birds just like it is, or you may have to do some work to get it just right. Be careful, the whole process may become addicting.
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.
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