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Friday, March 29, 2013

The bird fountain

We installed a new fountain in our backyard a few weeks ago. It's nothing very special, just a stock item from Lowe's - except for the little ceramic frog which was my touch. I figured the birds would probably like the fountain. Little did I know just how much!

They drink from it, they splash in it, all day long there is a constant stream of birds visiting the fountain. They obviously think it is a bird fountain meant especially for them.

Here you see finches, Pine Siskins and American Goldfinches, enjoying it, but I've also seen Northern Cardinals, Carolina Chickadees, Blue Jays, Tufted Titmice and various warblers visiting it.

The clear lesson here is that moving water attracts birds, so if you want to attract more birds to your yard, you might consider adding a bird fountain!


  1. Wow - it's beautiful! I want one! How do you have it hooked up to power and water?

    1. Well, it has a recirculating pump, so you don't need to hook it up to water - just fill it up with water and let the pump push is 'round. As for the electricity, we just got a cord certified for outdoor use, plugged it into the outside outlet and dug a shallow trench to bury it out of sight. Works like a charm!