this post. If you live in modern suburbia, it's really a no-brainer. We now engineer subdivisions to drain rainwater so efficiently that a residentially-installed birdbath will often be the only source of standing water for quite some distance. Birds have little choice but to use them.
|WOO-HOO!! POOL PARTY!! |
These shots were taken from inside my home, through my front window. Camera info here.
|Other critters will visit the bath as well. Here a brown anole does his best to look ferocious. This particular species is invasive on the upper Texas coast, but anoles are generally indispensable in a southern suburban garden because of the number of harmful insects that they eat. Brown anoles tend to remain close to the ground whereas the green Carolina anole will climb.|
|My back yard birdbath, looking rather yucky. I keep an additional bath in our back yard because I find that, on hot days, birds will peck open my tomatoes to get at the water within. In other words, they aren't so much interested in eating the tomato itself as they are in getting hydration. Therefore, I offer them this option. Those are volunteer tomatoes growing to the left of this bath.|
|Detach the bowl and set it on the grass. Use a plastic bristle brush to remove the loose stuff.|
|Then simply replace the bowl and re-fill until next time.|
|And there will be a next time.|