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.

2024 Note: Unfortunately, Studio-M has announced that after 35 years in business, they were closing up in April 2024. But, a May announcement says that a company called Demdaco is purchasing the company.

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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 nested each spring/early summer for several years. Many of the other birds were 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 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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Choosing and Maintaining Heated Birdbaths

Evra Heated Bird Bath
Evra Heated Birdbath

As in large parts of the US, it has been bitterly cold here in Maryland. My bird feeders are hopping with birds, as are the birdbaths. When everything else is frozen solid, a heated birdbath is a big draw for birds . . . and OK, also squirrels and neighborhood cats. Everyone is looking for a place to get a drink. To keep birds coming, you need to choose your birdbath well and maintain it!

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