BLUEBIRDS LOVE WATER!
Birdbaths are probably the most common source of water. You can offer ground level birdbaths, pedestal birdbaths or hanging birdbaths. It is important to consider the area where the bath will go. Bluebirds like to have perches nearby to preen afterward. Situate your birdbath near a fence post, tree or shrub that offer lots of perching space. Whether your birdbath is on the ground, a pedestal or hanging, follow these suggestions for the best results:
A GROUND LEVEL BIRD POND
A ground level bird pond is the most natural and effective bird bath to attract bluebirds. Keep it at a shallow depth of no more than 1 to 3 inches which is ideal for bird bathing. Be sure the sides are gently sloping to allow birds to wade into the water. Pile rocks around and in the pond at different heights to allow bluebirds places to perch and preen. Nearby perches in trees, and shrubs are also important for bluebirds
DRIPPERS & MISTERS
Bluebirds are attracted to the sound of dripping or running water. The ripples and noise caused by these water accessories help bluebirds to recognize the water as they fly overhead. Adding this type of action to your water helps to attract more bluebirds into your yard.
Drippers can be placed in any pool of water that your bluebirds drink or bathe in. Misters can be suspended above a birdbath or in a tree. Attach a water mister in a tree or nearby shrub and aim it at broad faced leaves. Bluebirds flying overhead will be attracted to the water as is glistens on leaves. Adding a dripper or mister to your water source will also keep your water fresher.
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