Water is an essential feature in a bird-friendly backyard.
Clean drinking water keeps birds hydrated and aids in the swallowing and digesting of bird seed. Many birds that do not eat from seed feeders will be drawn to a clean bird bath for drinking or bathing; robins, warblers and cedar waxwings to name a few.
Birds are more attracted to moving water. Use a Water Wiggler, powered by two D cell batteries, which stirs the water in a bird bath. Clean your bath with 1 part bleach to 9 parts water and a bird bath brush. White vinegar will remove lime deposits from plastic baths. Cover the bath or remove from the yard before filling with half water, half white vinegar. Allow to stand for several hours then scrub with a brush or non-abrasive pad. Keep your clean bird bath fresh longer with Bird Bath Protector.