Yeasty Mosaic at Disney's California Adventure

Yeasty Mosaic at Disney's California Adventure
Yeasty Mosaic at Disney's California Adventure

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

(More) Creative Ways to Get Birds to Bathe

We still haven't had much luck (see below post) attracting birds to our shiny new bird bath. I have come up with a couple of ideas to entice them, but so far, no good.

First of all, my idea of placing a tray of seeds next to the bath didn't work at all. I was afraid to leave the seed out overnight because of the other four-legged creatures who would love nothing better than to spread seed everywhere.

We did build the brick platform I had mentioend in the last post to elevate the bird bath (see above photo) so the birds would not feel so enclosed by the deck slats when they stopped by for a drink or bath. I think we now have the bird bath at the optimum height for that, but no takers yet.

Also, I have slowly been moving the red hummingbird feeder closer to the bird bath so that the little birds will notice it (Hey! There's a bird bath right here!), but that hasn't worked either.

But there is some good news. As you can see in the photo below, some creatures do like the new deluxe accomodations! Butterflies have been landing all over the water wiggler, taking a rest. So glad we can at least offer them a perching spot.

6/25/12 -- A titmouse took a drink out of our birdbath today. Hallelujah!

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