Nearly everyone loves the soothing sounds of moving water, don’t we? A gurgling brook, water trickling down in a fountain, a waterfall, ocean waves lapping against the shore. For whatever reason, we aren’t the only ones. Birds (and other wildlife, too) are drawn irresistibly to the sound of water. Still water is silent. So, turn your birdbath into the feature it would like to be, if it could wish!
Elaborate or plain, either way, animals find fountains to their liking, so long as it isn’t gushing too wildly. The water is this fountain is both bubbling and cascading — a double delight.
Accessory bubblers are an alternative to birdbaths not equipped with a built-in bubbler. They can be purchased separately in many styles, from fancy to simple, like the flat bubbler laying in the center of the birdbath below. Many are solar-powered.
Set one of these in the center of a birdbath to produce continuous, gentle ripples.
The sound of water drops attracts birds. Many dripper styles are available.
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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