Sources of dripping water and pools of clean water easily attract birds. Birds will drink it, play in it and clean themselves in a dependable water source. You can use a plastic 2-liter bottle to create a slow-drip fountain that will attract birds to your yard. The fountain can go above any existing bird bath you have in your yard, or you can set it above a clean, upturned dustbin lid to create your own bird bath with a fountain.
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Things you need
- Garbage can lid
Rinse out the 2-liter bottle with clean water, and remove any labels from the outside of the bottle. Any shiny, reflective surface on the label may scare the birds away.
Remove the bottle cap, and turn the bottle upside-down. Use a pushpin to make a small hole in the bottom of the bottle. Cover the hole with a piece of tape.
Fill the bottle with water. Tie the loose end of a piece of string around the bottle neck, and replace the cap. Wrap the other end of the string around a branch or nail, cut it from the spool, and tie a knot to secure it. To incorporate the fountain into a bird bath, tie it to a branch or nail above the bird bath.
Remove the piece of tape from the bottom of the bottle. A stream of water will slowly drip from the bottom of the water bottle fountain into the bird bath. If you did not hang the fountain over a bird bath, place an upturned garbage can lid under the fountain to catch the water.
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