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Make a bird bath

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.

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.

Step-by-step guide

  1. 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.
  2. Put your bowl on top of the platform. Make sure it’s stable.
  3. Put some pebbles or rocks in the water to give birds a better
  4. Fill your bird bath with water and watch birds flock to your patch!


Try out this brilliant bird spotter sheet to find out who is visiting your bird bath!