Bird baths are an eye-catching way to brighten your outdoor living spaces. They provide birds with much-needed rest-stops and places to groom their feathers. By attracting diverse bird species from many places, your garden will eventually flourish with all the cross-pollination. Check out our favourite picks for the best bird baths available online.
The shape and shallow edges of the dish make for easy clean-up. The versatile bird bath is great for indoor and outdoor use and works as a garden ornament, a candleholder, or even a hanging fruit bowl.
The MUMTOP hanging bird bath features wavy edges and a peacock pattern, painted with hot glass craft. The bowl attaches to the metal frame and “S” hook with three chains. It comprises glass, measures 28cm, and the hanging chain comprises rust-proof steel. Fill the dish with water, and it’s a bird bath, or you can fill it with feed/seeds to function as a bird feeder.
Measuring 80cm in height and 43cm in width, this charming bird bath will attract many bird species to brighten your outdoor spaces. It is easy to assemble and requires one AA battery, which comes with the package.
The freestanding GardenKraft bird bath comprises metal accents and features a weather-resistant plastic bowl. Its leaf-like design and verdigris effect gives it a rustic appeal. Two solar-powered white LED lights illuminate it and turn on automatically in the dark. It comes with three ground spikes for added stability if you place it on the lawn.
The freestanding bird bath features a screw-together assembly. You can enjoy endless hours of bird watching as they visit your garden to enjoy this delightful accessory.
The Kingfisher bird bath comprises weather-resistant plastic with an antique bronze-effect resin finish. It is 72cm tall and 50cm wide. It features an oyster-shaped bowl adorned with two decorative birds and a traditionally styled base. It comes with three ground pegs so you can further secure it on dirt or gravel surfaces.
The classic-styled bird bath offers birds a safe place to rest and refresh. It also enhances your garden with a hint of old-world charm.
This heavy-duty Fallen Fruits bird bath comprises cast iron. It sits atop an ornate mounting bracket with a hook at the front. The unit measures 28cm long. The oval-shaped bowl features two decorative birds (removable) and measures 19cm long and 14cm across. This bird bath can double as a bird feeding tray.
Enjoy the spectacular views of colourful birds this bird bath attracts. Its water feature is a whimsical and enchanting addition to your yard or garden.
The VCUTEKA bird bath features a glass bowl with a stainless steel shaft and a four-pronged base for extra stability. Three centimetres deep, the colourful glass bowl is flower-shaped and features a peacock-themed design. The portable bird bath is straightforward to assemble, weather-resistant and easy to keep clean.
Bird baths can entice birds to visit your garden. Consider these factors and select the ideal one for your space.
A: Birds need water for two reasons: drinking and preening. For drinking, bird baths are crucial when water sources are scarce. Scarcity can occur during warmer weather when water quickly evaporates or during frosty weather when natural water resources freeze over. Birds hydrate by drinking and eating to meet their needs. Insect-eating birds absorb most of their water from the prey they consume. Seed-eating birds need to drink their water because of their dry diet. Water also helps regulate a bird’s temperature, keeping the bird’s body cool both from the inside and outside. Birds must maintain healthy feathers, and preening is a crucial function. Preening is how birds keep their feathers clean. A water bath dampens feathers and makes dirt easier to remove. It also removes dust, loose feathers, parasites and other debris from the bird’s plumage.
A: There are a few easy tips to attract birds to your bird bath. Make it an inviting space by placing it in the shade so the water will not overheat. Birds feel more vulnerable while bathing, so ensure they have adequate hiding spaces or bushes nearby to provide some cover. The water in your bird bath should not be too deep; a good average is about five centimetres. You can place some rocks on one side of the bath basin. They give small birds a shallow option, while larger birds can enjoy the deep end. You can add bonus features to your bird bath, such as little fountains, as birds prefer moving water or even water heaters to prevent water from freezing. Remember, do not add any chemicals to your bird bath to stop the water from freezing as they may damage birds’ plumage and can be toxic and fatal if swallowed. Ensure the bath always has clean water, and be sure to keep it free of dirt, poop and feathers, and replace the water frequently to keep it sanitary.