bird mister

marcia_m(5 and 9)March 6, 2008

Does anyone have plans for a 'home made' version of a bird mister, similar to the one at the link below? I have bird baths, but birds don't seem to frequent them--at least not when I'm watching :-)

Thanks!

Marcia

Here is a link that might be useful: bird mister

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lisa11310(z5 MI)

That will probably help ...birds love water that moves. The slow waterfalls in my pond are a favorite for the birds.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2008 at 7:58PM
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molanic(Zone 5 IL)

The sound of dripping water is supposed to attract warblers especially. I have used a mister before and found it more trouble than it was worth. If you want to try a dripper without the expense you can just hang something like a gallon jug from a hook or branch by the handle over the bath, fill it up and poke a small hole with a pin or thumbtack. It will drip for many hours. If the birds aren't using the baths they may be too deep or slippery also. Sometimes adding a large rock to it will make them feel more secure.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2008 at 4:59PM
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marcia_m(5 and 9)

Thanks for sharing your experience, molanic. I think I'll try your suggestion this spring.
Marcia

    Bookmark   March 8, 2008 at 9:09PM
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