Simple Inexpensive Birdbath

Erva Wire Frame Birdbath
Erva Wire Frame Birdbath: Simple & Inexpensive

I recently bought this simple inexpensive Erva birdbath. Its thick metal wire frame is easy to stick into the ground. A shallow plastic dish insert fits on top. The birdbath is easy to set up, easy to move as needed, low priced and you can even turn it into a heated birdbath for winter months.

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My Favorite Birdbath: Studio-M Birdbath Art Pole

Studio-M Birdbath Artpole "Butterfly Haven" version
Studio-M Birdbath Artpole “Butterfly Haven”

I currently have five birdbaths in my yard. Two are DIY, another is an old tiny decorative metal birdbath and one hangs off my front porch rail. But this Studio-M Birdbath Art Pole is my favorite birdbath. It is very popular with the birds too. Here’s why.

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Fish Crows: Fast Food Junkies!

Fish Crow Eating French Fries
Fish Crow Eating French Fries

In our suburban Maryland yard, a pair of Fish Crows has nested each spring/early summer for the past few years. Many of the other birds are not that crazy about the Fish Crows. I understand they sometimes will eat the eggs and nestlings of other birds. So I do understand the animosity.

But even so, I must admit that I really like the Fish Crows. They are some of my favorite birds in the yard. They are smart and social and will sometimes interact with me (when food is involved) so I enjoy them and encourage them in the yard.

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