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Ok...but a bit on the deep side!
on 27 January 2010
As other reviewers have said, this is quite a nice looking birdbath. It is manufactured out of fairly light plastic and, despite coming with 4 pins to hold it in place, when it's full with water we've found that it still has a bit of a tendency to tip, (our lawn isn't all that level!).
The other issue that we've had with this bird bath is that it's actually too deep for the little birds - we used to have a bowl on the floor that had two levels and our robins, bluetits etc would quite happily bathe in the shallower water. However, with this bird bath they are quite wary as it's fairly deep. They stand on the side and struggle to reach the water to have a drink, without slipping down, and I noticed a couple allowing themselves to slip down momentarily to get a little wet and then flapping back up. That seemed like hard work, though, and not nearly as much fun as all the flapping and splashing they get up to when they're happy with the depth. Therefore, we've put pebbles and rocks in the bottom to make it shallower which gives us much happier little birds - but it's worth noting if you don't fancy doing that.
Overall though this is a good birdbath for the money. Looks good in the garden and makes for happy, hydrated birds!