Follow our brilliant step-by-step guide to make your own bird bath for your patch! We need to help protect our birds, and by leaving water for them to drink and bathe in you can support your local bird population.
Animals won’t be short of water – not in our backyard!
Stuff you'll need:
A shallow, watertight bowl, like an old plate, a large circular plant tray, or an upturned lid from a bin or a pan.
Some stones or gravel.
Four bricks, large stones or another platform to raise the bowl up if it doesn’t have a base.
Place your platform in an area where birds will have a good all-round view and can dart into cover if they need to. If you have cats or if they visit your patch, make sure there is nowhere they can hide within pouncing distance.
Put your bowl on top of the platform. Make sure it’s stable.
Put some pebbles or rocks in the water to give birds a better grip.
Fill your bird bath with water and watch birds flock to your patch!