1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. OCTOBER PHOTO COMP Is now open so why not pop an entry in.. The theme is "WATER"
    Dismiss Notice

Bird Bath

Discussion in 'Wildlife Corner' started by eddybaby, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. eddybaby

    eddybaby Gardener

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2017
    Messages:
    61
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    MD Print & Promotional Company
    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    Ratings:
    +56
    Following instructions on rspb website I built, what I consider to be a very serviceable bird bath... see picture attached...
    20180709_104744.jpg

    however despite my efforts this is what the sparrows decided was better. ..
    20180705_183349.jpg
    ... yes the dogs water bowl
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Creative Creative x 1
    • Sian in Belgium

      Sian in Belgium Total Gardener

      Joined:
      Apr 8, 2011
      Messages:
      1,730
      Location:
      Just south of Brussels
      Ratings:
      +4,321
      ....there's no accounting for taste!!
       
      • Funny Funny x 1
      • Redwing

        Redwing Wild Gardener

        Joined:
        Mar 22, 2009
        Messages:
        1,189
        Gender:
        Female
        Location:
        Sussex
        Ratings:
        +2,033
        I think that sparrow is having a drink.
         
        • Funny Funny x 1
        • strongylodon

          strongylodon Old Member

          Joined:
          Feb 12, 2006
          Messages:
          12,171
          Gender:
          Male
          Occupation:
          Retired
          Location:
          Wareham, Dorset
          Ratings:
          +16,401
          I bought a stone effect plastic bird bath last winter and it took several weeks for the birds to use it, even then just the occasional Starling, by Spring the others, Sparrows, Goldfinches, Siskins, and Blackbirds were all drinking from it but only the Starlings bathe in it.
          If the dog's bowl is always there then they are more familiar with it, move it and they might use the bird bath.:smile:
           
          • Like Like x 2
          • WeeTam

            WeeTam Total Gardener

            Joined:
            Mar 9, 2015
            Messages:
            1,678
            Gender:
            Male
            Ratings:
            +3,391
            Why do only wood pigeons poop in our birdbath? Just dont have any decorum i guess .? :winkowl:
             
            • Funny Funny x 2
            • Agree Agree x 1
            • strongylodon

              strongylodon Old Member

              Joined:
              Feb 12, 2006
              Messages:
              12,171
              Gender:
              Male
              Occupation:
              Retired
              Location:
              Wareham, Dorset
              Ratings:
              +16,401
              They do it in the bird seed trays too.
               
              • Agree Agree x 1
              • Funny Funny x 1

              Share This Page