Karen Perry from Wild Birds Unlimited

Well, folks, you know I am always encouraging water for the birds. If you don't have a heated bath perhaps this will help you decide.
There are plenty of perks that you can enjoy if you invest in a heated birdbath and these may comprise of the following:
* Since a bird bath is effective at attracting wild birds, it is a great source of water for slurping and bathing. This won’t only entice birds to land, but also stay in your yard. So, you won’t only enjoy watching transient birds in winter season, but have them all year round.
* When water freezes, it expands. So, if your birdbath is not heated and is filled with water, it is more likely to crack when ice forms. Evidently, a heated birdbath can eliminate this danger. Your birdbath is protected when heated.
* There is no need to feel anxious about winterizing your birdbath if it is already heated. All you need to do is plug the bath into a safe outlet and you’re finished. You can just let it operate all winter and then just unplug it when warmer periods set in.
* There is no need to disassemble it when not in use. If you have one, you will enjoy catching sight of varieties of birds all year round. The cost to operate this is less expensive.
* Birds and other tiny creatures will be grateful to you for providing them with cool water to drink and warm water to bathe in. Since you provide them with a natural environment where they can live comfortably, in return, you will feel elated watching them humming and playing in your yard.
As you can see, this will be a great source of entertainment for you whenever you feel bored and need to relax after a long and tiring day.
Happy birding,
Karen Perry, Wild Birds Unlimited, Onalaska, 608-781-5088.