Saturday, May 26, 2012

So - I heard . . .

. . . that maybe birds like grape jelly.  Since getting them to even visit at my birdbath is a challenge, I figured a little extra enticement wouldn't hurt.


Marilyn talked about grape jelly and birds when she was traveling recently and voila!, an idea was born.  Maybe this would break my birdbath curse.

So now, for the rest of the afternoon, I'm taking periodic peeks out the window, keeping my fingers crossed that I will catch a visitor.  If  there are, indeed, any visitors, I'll post the smart little raider in a follow-up.

9 comments:

Miss Robyn said...

if your birdbath is on the ground, that may be a deterrent to birds..I read somewhere that birdbaths need to be up off the ground so that birds feel safe from predators such as cats. they also like the baths to be among plants so that they feel protected from the predators. anyhow.. hope the jam works! x

Annie said...

Hmmm. The birdbath is on a pedestal but it IS very exposed. I'll reconsider its location or what I have around it. Thanks, Robyn.

Lea said...

If I were a bird... I would definitely bathe in that beautiful font of water and nibble your grape jelly. Please keep all nearby kitties occupied with mice and catnip please!

Annie said...

Not to worry, Lea. Kitties are not a problem in our backyard anymore. Tanner discouraged them years ago. He's not around all the time but the kitties don't know that.

I sort of miss the random kitty wandering through and darn, we haven't been adopted by a stray in years. The worst that happens now is the neighbor cat who poises on his home roof for the specific purpose of tormenting Tanner. LOL That's about it.

Ginny said...

I have a brand new birdbath and no takers either!!! Let me know what works! Of course we have lots of cats around. And squirrels.

Stitchy said...

I wanted to have a water feature in my little yard until someone said it would attract raccoons. That was when I still had my cat, so I nixed the idea. (also my reason not to have a bird bath)
I'm going to be thinking of bird baths all day, to add to my yard.

PS I was so excited to see a comment from you! Thanks!

Jeanie said...

I read that, too! So, is it working for you -- I've yet to get some!

Annie said...

Sadly, no birdies. Alas.

Gayle said...

What an interesting idea....
Please keep us posted! I get visiters to my birdbath, it has sloped sides so they can get in and walk down, it's an old one and
I have noticed that lots of new ones have flat bottoms.