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Garden Bird Baths

Garden Bird Baths

Garden Bird Baths are a great way to attract birds to your garden and give them vital drinking and bathing water.

Natural Stone Bird Baths weather beautifully over time and blend into the garden greenery with ease. A bird bath for the garden will not only benefit birds, but bring other wildlife into your garden, such as squirrels, deer and all sorts of British wildlife. Shop our lovely natural stone bird baths here, order, and we’ll deliver it directly to your door in the UK.

If you want to attract birds into your yard, then you can never go wrong with the good old bird bath. You’ll wake up to the sound of birdsong every morning while enjoying all the different colours that the birds come in. s need a constant supply of fresh water. They use it to bathe and for drinking as well. A birdbath also improves your chances of attracting the kind of birds that wouldn’t ordinarily come to feed but rather to drink and take a bath.

Bathing is a universal activity among birds, especially if you position the well close to the ground. That’s because birds tend to find water at ground level when out in nature. Now, all you need after that is a tree for the birds to preen themselves in-between bathing.

Bird Bath Designs

Bird baths come in different types, sizes, and designs. There are even different decorative styles to suit different décor preferences. That’s why you need to understand each option before you pick, to make sure that it’s suitable for your specific garden.

  • Ground

    A ground birdbath is simply a basin that’s placed on the soil. You can create your own DIY ground birdbath from a shallow dish such as a plant saucer or pie plate. But, fountain accessories and dippers are available to create a more complex design. This type of bird bath is designed to provide water to larger birds such as ducks and quails.

  • Hanging

    This type of bird bath is designed like a shallow basis that’s hanging from a chain or cord. As such, you can hang it from a garden hook, tree branch or gutter depending on where you want to attract the birds. This is an affordable option compared to the pedestal variety but you’ll have fewer designs to choose from and it can’t carry as much water.

  • Pedestal

    A pedestal stone bird bath is also placed on the ground but with an elevated basin. It’s super easy to install and assemble despite its large and bulky size. This is by far one of the most popular bird bath designs available because it comes in a wide variety of design styles.

  • Heated

    Heated bird baths are designed for use in cooler climates. Having a steady supply of water during the winter makes it easier for birds to conserve their energy for survival. So, you’ll be doing them a favour, especially considering that most of the natural water sources they usually turn to are frozen over at this time of the year.

  • Fountain

    The fountain bird bath is more of a garden attraction that also contains a bathing and shallow drinking basis. It comes in various designs including gravity-powered dripping fountain, spray or bubbler. It makes it easier to attract birds since they’ll hear the moving water and come running to quench their thirst and take a bath.

  • Solar

    This model comes with built-in solar panels to provide energy-efficient power to move the water or heat it. Depending on the model, you might be able to remove the solar panel if you like. While solar bird baths don’t come cheap, they offer a creative and interesting addition to your landscaping.

Bird Baths Materials

Bird baths are made from all types of different materials. The most popular materials include plastic, ceramic and concrete.

But, there are certain models that are made from less common materials, like:

  • Marble and/or granite. This material is a popular choice for larger and more elaborate creations with moving water.
  • Shell, stone or glass. These often feature pictures and elaborate patterns.
  • Metals like brass or copper.

The type of material you go for will depend on your own personal preferences. Certain materials such as glass and ceramic mosaic are incredibly fragile when compared to durable plastic and concrete.

You might also choose the material based on the materials in use in your garden already. For instance, you might opt for a concrete bird bath because it matches with the concrete statues or multi-coloured gazing ball in your garden. Another way to narrow down your options is to consider the weight and how long it’s going to take to clean and maintain the bird bath if needed.

Bird baths are a great addition to any outdoor garden because they allow you to easily attract birds into your yard without having to place a separate feeder. It’ll turn your backyard into an oasis of calm with constant birdsong and colourful plums.