Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

What's happening at my bird bath? NOTHING!

I've wanted a real bird bath for YEARS.  I've made a couple out of clay pot bottoms, letting the hose drip, drip, drip into the container, and birds DO like that.  They also appreciate me leaving the hose on in the front yard, which has NO grass.  I have too many trees out front for any kind of grass...So, when the mountain hardware store had 3 birdbaths a couple of weeks ago, I bought one and brought it home.  Alas, the birds don't use it.  They completely ignore it.  Does anyone have any advice?  It's a plastic one with sloped sides.  My cosmos plants do seem to enjoy it and one blossom rests in it constantly.  The cosmos do attract hummingbirds, so I see them flying out there a lot, but I've never seen a bird use the birdbath...???  I have now removed the branch that I had lying in it, since maybe that was intimidating the birds?  Does anyone have any advice?

1 comment:

Misty said...

I have no advice but to say these are really nice pictures. I think that perhaps, this is what you are going to do with the birdbath...nothing but really neat photographs. :)