Monday, August 27, 2012

Birdbaths

Donna at Funky Junk Interiors is having a theme party on birdbaths and I thought I would revisit an oldie and feature mine!

When we moved into our new home there were no trees in the neighborhood so it took several years before I started attracting birds to the garden. Spring 2007, while cleaning the garage, I saw that I had a lot of bricks and things left over from various projects. I decided to stack them and make a birdbath stand.


This is still my favorite birdbath! It is also the favorite of the birds here at Robin's Nesting Place!


 
It has been here for five years now and even though it wasn't mortared together it has withstood our winter weather and many storms.

  
As you can see it attracts a variety of birds.




  During the heat of the summer I will often fill the birdbath with ice water. The birds will come in droves to sit and cool off.


I have a nice concrete birdbath, but the birds don't use it. The clay saucers filled with rocks are a different story!

The larger birds even enjoy the deeper plastic saucer with a few rocks to sit on. It is a great pleasure to provide fresh cool water for my feathered friends.


 http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2012/08/sns-149-bird-baths.html

 Bird Baths - a themed link party via Funky Junk Interiors

7 comments:

Stiletto said...

It's absolutely wonderful to have feathered friends visiting and enjoying themselves in one's garden. I love your last image, so rustic and bucolic.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

My neighbor had an addition built onto their house. After their left over bricks sat stacked against our fence for several years I asked if I could start using them. They said yes so I have several of these towers in my garden holding potted plants. I like your bird bath too. Lucky birds.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I have been thinking about how to get a new bath for my birds and these are some good ideas. Thanks.

a3acrefarm said...

Adding the rocks to the saucer birdbath is such a great idea. It makes sense, since we see them splashing in puddles so often. Nice ideas in your posts. Thanks!

Nancy said...

I like the brick bird bath but since I collect a lot of galvanized items I really love the galvanized garbage can birdbath!

Nancy said...

I like the brick bird bath but since I collect a lot of galvanized items I really love the galvanized garbage can birdbath!

Gina Yanka said...

I love this bird bath. Our house backs up to woods and I've been looking for something more natural. I am wondering, about how many bricks did you use for this? I do not have an avaiable to me for free, but found some for very very cheap. Thanks so much!!

gina