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  • in reply to: #6: Made by You Spring 2014 – Caren Grant #5152847 Report Abuse
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    Thanks, glad you like it!
    There are 4 sections to the birdbath. I found all of the main pieces including the top at local second hand stores.
    The base is a very heavy, thick, light blue, glass bowl. I flipped it upside down so it can be pressed into the dirt to help stabilize the birdbath.
    There is a clear glass vase that is between the base and the blue vase. I smashed blue and clear glass wine bottles that I had saved and filled the clear vase with that. If you do this, take precautions – wear goggles and gloves. I put the bottles between an old towel and smashed away with a hammer. I threw away the towel when I was finished.


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    The squirrels don’t bother with the glass birdbath.  I’m assuming it’s because I have 2 low to the ground birdbaths in the same area and they go right for those.   I try to think ahead of the squirrels  LOL!  Sometimes it works and sometimes not.  My husband is the only culprit that has knocked over the glass birdbath. (bumped into it while mowing the lawn.) Fortunately, it didn’t break.
    Here is the squirrel’s preferred drinking source. The glass pedestal birdbath is just to the right and behind the tree.

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    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by Lady Bird Lady Bird.
    in reply to: Southeast Reports… Tuesday 6/10/14 #5152235 Report Abuse
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    Here in Northern FL it is sunny, HOT, and humid.  At just before 11 AM the “feels like” temp is 95,  Florida summer has arrived!  I won’t be doing any prolonged outdoor activities today.  Finished up some work I had to get done this morning and I plan to work on a project for something to hang on my front door.  I’ve been challenging myself to come up with things that are not a wreath because that’s just too easy.  LOL

     


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    Stella -

    No such thing as too much water for the birds!  LOL  I have 4 birdbaths in my backyard and 1 in the front yard!  AND – my home is on a pond!  So I might be a little obsessed but the birds love it and they look so pretty.
    With the different bird baths at varied heights it allows the birds (and squirrels!) to choose their favorites.  I noticed that the bluebirds use only 2 of them and both are blue.  Coincidence??  They bathe in one and drink from the other.  Pretty smart!  I hope you’ll post a photo of the one you make.  :)

    Caren


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    All items were found at thrift stores.


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    Thought I’d share a second one that I made for my front yard.

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    Thanks so much everyone and I’m so glad I’m inspiring others!


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    Thanks so much everyone!


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    Beautiful pics, Sharon!


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    A juvenile Cardinal and a Great Egret.

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    • This reply was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by Lady Bird Lady Bird.
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    We are blessed with a pair of bluebirds that have been nesting in our yard since 2011.  At first they used a bird house that was meant to be ornamental, it had no door for cleaning and no vents.  We threw that one away when they were done with it, bought the same exact one and my husband modified it so it had vents and a door for cleaning. Still, it wasn’t the ideal place for them so we left their last nest in there so they wouldn’t go back to it and bought a house that was made specifically for bluebirds, mounted on a pole with a raccoon baffle to make it predator safe and they nested there.  We added a second nest box about a year ago and they like to alternate between the two.  They are currently on nest #3 of 2014.  They wasted no time after the babies fledged.  I hadn’t even had a chance to clean the house they had just used due to rain and within 2 days they were building a nest in the other nest box.  So far this year 9 babies fledged (4 from the first brood and 5 from the second.)  I have a feeling that none from the first brood survived.  It was still pretty early in the year and we had terrible weather for a few days after they left the nest.  I’m hoping I’ll see the babies from the second brood at my feeders soon. Here is a photo of Mr. B & Lady Bird (now you know why I chose that name for posting here.  I just love this pair of birds!)

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    in reply to: Remember Charles Chips? #5150799 Report Abuse
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    I remember the Charles Chips truck coming to our neighborhood when I was growing up.
    They were the best chips you could eat!


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    Thanks!  These babies fledged today.  They hatched on 5/13.  I hope to see them at my feeder in a couple of weeks.  I’m surprised I couldn’t find photos on the internet of what male and female babies look like.


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    I went to the Sialis site and didn’t see the answer.  Not sure if it wasn’t there or I just didn’t see it.


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    Baby Bluebirds fledged today!

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