The life of wild birds can be pretty tough at times, especially in the winter. Food sources are scarce and the cold can be too much for some of the younger birds to cope with. If they should happen to find food left for them in a nearby garden or park they will usually return there regularly.
You can therefore attract a wide range of birds if you regularly leave food in your garden. Should you complete your garden with solar fountain birdbaths, you will find that the garden attracts even more visitors as birds simply love to lark around water and this can also be entertaining for you to watch.
Solar fountains do not have to be connected up to your mains. This means that you can place them anywhere in your garden, so long as the area chosen receives an abundance of sunlight.
As they are powered directly from the sun, there are no ongoing electric charges to worry about and maintaining them made a great deal more straightforward.
Solar fountains have become increasingly popular over the last few years and manufacturers have responded to this demand by creating an impressive assortment of attractive designs. These days even if your nearest garden center does not stock something you like, you will most probably find something you do like on the internet, and most probably cheaper too.
One thing to bear in mind is the height of the fountain. Even if you don’t own a cat, it is likely that someone nearby does own one, and cats like nothing better than catching birds off guard. Going for a fountain high enough to keep the birds from immediate danger is the ideal.
An idyllic location in which to place a solar fountain birdbath is close to your birds’ feed but at comfortable distance away from your windows. This way you can take pleasure in watching the birds without disturbing them.
The only restrictions on placement are directly under trees as falling leaves and twigs can fall into the solar water fountain and reduce its efficient running.
Originally posted 2010-05-24 17:17:26.