The UK is currently experiencing it's hottest summer for over 80 years.

This means natural water sources are more scarce and wildlife will find it harder to keep hydrated. Lend a helping hand to our wildlife this summer by putting out fresh clean water in your garden or local area.

For more tips on how you can help wildlife this summer click here.

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Bird Baths & Water Dishes

The UK is currently experiencing it's hottest summer for over 80 years.

This means natural water sources are more scarce and wildlife will find it harder to keep hydrated. Lend a helping hand to our wildlife this summer by putting out fresh clean water in your garden or local area.

For more tips on how you can help wildlife this summer click here.

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  1. Orta Bird Bath
    £14.99
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Why do birds need bird baths?  

Bird baths and water dishes are really important for birds, especially in the hotter weather. By dampening their feathers in a bird bath, birds loosen the dirt which makes it easier for them to preen their feathers. Preening is when they rearrange their feathers, using natural oil to keep them waterproof and insulated. Of course, they also drink the water.

 

Why should I put out a bird bath?

Water is essential to the survival of birds and we are seeing an increasing number of droughts. Providing a fresh source of clean water in your garden is a really simple and effective way to care for wildlife. Placing a bird bath or water dish on the floor is also a great way to care for hedgehogs.

 

What do birds drink?

Birds drink water from bird baths and water dishes and this helps them to cool down. This is especially important in summer when it is particularly hot. We sell a wide range of stylish water dishes that birds love to drink from.

 

What types of bird baths are there?

Bird baths and water dishes are one and the same, but they come in many different shapes and sizes. We offer a wide range of bird water dishes that can be hung in the same way as hanging bird feeders. Garden bird dishes and bird baths can also be placed on the floor or tables.

 

Where should I place my water dish?

Hanging water dishes can be a safer option if you have cats or other predators in your garden. However, in the wild water sources will be on the ground so placing your water dish on a table or the ground is also a great way of providing a more authentic water source.

 

Should I regularly change the water in my bird bath?

During a heatwave you should change the water for birds every few hours so that it remains cool and clean. It is important to clean and replace the water every 2-4 days anyway, but increase this when it is particularly hot and dry.

 

What is a bird bath?

A bird bath is often referred to as a water dish. They are quite simply something to put in the garden and fill with water, so that birds can wash and drink in your garden.