Birdy Note To Self: Heated Water Awesome!

Should have gotten the heated bird bath years ago!  Birds love it and it’s tons easier than toting hot water to the bird bath 3 or 4 times a day in the winter.  I will wait until April to unplug it for the season.  We always get that one last blast of freezing weather.

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6 Responses to “Birdy Note To Self: Heated Water Awesome!”
  1. RobertLexth says:

    I like the idea,does it have a timer?

  2. Shelly says:

    No I should get an outdoor timer to go with it next winter. Good idea! I have been doing the old fashion plugging and unplugging although with the kind of winter we had it was mostly always plugged in.

  3. Robert Lexth says:

    Hello Shelly,
    What would you do if a racoon was on top of my t-bar bird feeder feasting on my very expensive bird seed?

  4. Shelly says:

    I would take down the feeder for a couple weeks and hope the raccoon moves on to another food source first. If that doesn’t work the raccoon may need to be trapped and relocated.

    Good luck! They are crafty critters.

  5. Robert Lexth says:

    Shelly,
    You have to understand that Racoons do have a physical limitation and that is their paws, are short.
    I neglected to tell you that when the bird feeder was built, the 2X4 was placed on the high side facing up.
    then installed two inch hooks at bottom of 2X4. Though that would stop them. No Good. Went to Wal-Mart and bought plastic wine cups,cut off the stem and drilled the center out. Assembled this idea, it works well.
    Reason the Racoon can’t reach down and up under cup. Because his paws,hands what ever you want to call are too short. Full proof.

  6. Shelly says:

    Sounds great! No raccoons around here have been able to break into my feeders. Knock on wood.

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