Tips to Use Solar Water Fountains to Attract Wild Birds
Attracting wild birds to your homes is one reason you should look for the information on this site to learn about different kinds of bird feeders and other items to help you in that effort. One very cool kind of item you can add to your landscaping to attract more birds are solar water fountains.
Just like all animals birds not only need food sources and shelter, they need water as well. They use water much like we do, not only for drinking but also for bathing. When they bathe in water, it helps them to remove the dust, parasites, loose feathers and anything else that needs the removal off the body. Bathing in water helps in keeping the birds cool as well. All of this explains why there are so many bird feathers in every tub or livestock waterer on your place. They even do this in winter which your dirty tubs can certainly attest to.
But why should you choose solar water fountains? The solar water fountains will not only provide a source of water for the wild birds, but they will also look beautiful in your landscaping. The fact that the pump is solar powered, so it means that you can add the fountain anywhere in your yard.
What this flexibility, it means that you cannot only place the solar water fountains in such a manner that you can watch the birds using them through your home’s windows, it also means that you can place them near the trees and shrubs. To place them near the trees and shrubs allows the water soaked bird to quickly seek shelter till it can dry off in case it doesnot want to hang out on your lovely fountain until that is done.
In fact, if you want to, you can place the fountain itself in the shade as long as the wiring to the solar panel that provides the electricity for the pump is long enough to stretch and leave the panel in the sun. By placing the fountain itself in the shade, you will lessen the evaporation of water. Being closer to the trees and shrubs means that the wild birds can make a fast getaway to the safety in case a dog or cat comes around.
And while there are many beautiful solar water fountains available for purchase, a real do-it-yourself fan can also purchase a pump and make his own solar powered fountain. Using one such as shown in the picture below is a good way to have your own home built solar water fountain.