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A Great Addition To Your Bird Feeding Station Is A Backyard Fountain

By Molly Perkins

It is really a good day when you wake to the birds singing. The birds start very early in the morning. Aside from your alarm clock, it is probably the first thing we hear as we begin our day. If you are like me, I really enjoy my backyard and want to create a special place for birds to come to get their food, build a nest and find water. These are the three main items needed for you to have a continuous flow of birds in your backyard. It is such a treat to have these beautiful birds come in our yard and wonderful to listen to their songs.

The first things we tend to consider when providing things for birds are bird feeders. It is actually quite difficult to stick with just one bird feeder as well. Once you have just one feeder, more birds start coming and the temptation to add more feeders to accommodate more birds grows. So we eventually end up with several different bird feeders to provide for different varieties of birds and offering various kinds of food.

One thing we tend to forget about is a backyard fountain or bird bath. Birds love to have a source of water available so they are able to clean their wings to achieve proper flight condition. Though, there are a few requirements birds have when it comes to the water source. First, it must be in an open location to keep an eye out for predators. Second, it must have nearby bushes or trees for quick escape in case a predator is spotted.

A really great item that will satisfy both you and the birds is a fountain in your backyard garden area. Having a fountain can add an element of beauty and relaxation to your home. Listening to water trickling down a fountain in the shade can be an extremely relaxing activity. To make it even better, birds will find the fountain very useful and you will be able to watch them play games in the water, further adding an element of intrigue to your backyard experience.

You will also enjoy the sounds the fountain will make. It is very relaxing to listen to the water making a splashing sound as it comes down from the top of the fountain. It is fun to watch the birds come to the fountain to drink and bathe.

You must preserve your backyard fountain in the extreme cold, emptying it and covering it with something even if it is just a trash bag. The extreme cold can make the fountain crack. In this case you may want to have a standby bird bath that is not too expensive to carry through the winter. The metal fountain may work in the extreme cold without cracking. Whatever you use, you are sure to have a good experience in your backyard.

Molly has been writing about birds for over 10 years. Please visit her latest website about backyard bird accessories at Backyard Bird Feeders, with information about suet bird feeders, as well as many more interesting backyard bird discussions.

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Perkins, Molly "A Great Addition To Your Bird Feeding Station Is A Backyard Fountain." A Great Addition To Your Bird Feeding Station Is A Backyard Fountain. 4 Jul. 2010. 2 Dec 2014 <>.

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