Bridled titmouse drinking from a leaky tap. Source: davesnature.wordpress.com
Did you know that the sound of dripping water attracts birds to your garden?
If you have a garden faucet that leaks just a bit (if it leaks a lot, have it repaired!), place a rock or bird bath at its base so the drops make a “plop plop” sound and you will see many more birds visit your garden, first coming to investigate the sound, then to drink from the dripping water.
Another option is to make a dripper from a plastic bottle (a 2-liter soft drink, for example). Pierce a tiny hole in the bottom with a hot needle, fill it with fresh water and hang the dripper from a tree over a bird bath. Now, set yourself down to watch the bird traffic! You’ll probably have to refill the bottle daily.
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