Migrating songbirds are a big thrill in the spring, and a birdbath that’s brimming with water is one of the best ways to entice them to visit—especially if you add the sound of flowing water to it with a dripper!
You can buy a dripper, or drip tube, at a bird-supply store for about $35, or you can easily make your own for free using an empty plastic juice jug. Here’s how:
- Thoroughly clean the jug, then using a straight pin, poke a pinhole in the bottom.
- Poke another tiny hole near the top for airflow.
- Fill the jug with water and replace the lid.
- Use fishing line or small-gauge wire to suspend the jug from a sturdy branch above your birdbath. Now you’ve got everything birds need to sip, splash, and stay awhile!