The Do’s and Don’ts of Antique Bird Baths

Antique bird baths not only provide a great focal point in any garden they are also one of the best ways to attract birds into your garden by providing them with a source of water for drinking and bathing. There are however some things to consider before adding an antique bird bath to your garden.

The most popular bird path design consists of a stone basin mounted on a stone basin. The advantage of this type of bird bath lies in its weight. Heavier materials mean that it will be stable and unlikely to topple in windy weather (as long as it is correctly fixed in place).

A mistake a lot of people make however is to add too much water to a deep basin. Birds only require the shallow water they make use of in the natural environment to serve their needs.

If you don’t want to be inadvertently setting a trap for your birds, make sure that your bird bath is set away from trees, fences and other high structures so that you don’t give cats a good vantage point to catch birds when they’re not paying attention.
One problem with stone bird baths the formation of algae and sediment that collects in the basin. This should be cleaned regularly to keep your bird bath in good condition.