Backyard Birds Need Water in Summer
Backyard Birds Need Water in the Summer
One of the most important
Your water source doesn't have to be complicated or expensive, but a little creativity goes a long way. A shallow dish with about 1" of water in it, is perfect. It needs to be deep enough for birds to take a bath, but not too deep for smaller birds to wade into it. If your dish is a little too deep, put a flat rock in it which rises out of the water so that smaller birds can perch safely on that to get a drink. You don't need much space for a birdbath, and even if you are in the city, if you have a small garden, you can put water out. If you have dripper irrigation, you can use a dripper to keep the birdbath filled, which is what I do in the city. Just make sure it's in a safe spot for birds to bathe and drink without fear of predators. Off the ground is best secured on a post or clamped tightly to hang it off a porch railing.