Moving water attracts more birds than still water. For that matter, don’t we humans also enjoy the sounds of moving water — a gurgling brook, water trickling in a fountain or a waterfall? Add an accessory to your birdbath to give it some motion.
Elaborate or plain, either way, animals find “noisy” water to their liking. If you have a fountain, it provides the moving water birds like, without the need for an accessory. The one below has both a bubbler and cascading water, sure to please the most finicky bird.
Accessory bubblers are an alternative to birdbaths that have a built-in bubbler. They can be purchased separately in many styles, from fancy to simple, like the flat bubbler insert shown below. Just position it in the center of your birdbath. Many are solar-powered.
Set one of these in the center of a birdbath to produce continuous, gentle ripples.
The sound of drops striking waters’ surface attracts birds. Many dripper styles are available that will clip onto your birdbath.
Misters deliver a fine mist, which is preferred by birds that don’t like stepping into water. Aim it toward foliage; some birds like to “bathe” in wet leaves. Or, position it above a birdbath to catch falling droplets. Or, both!
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