Heated bird bath is essential during the winter because at that season all the water will be frozen. And no living creature can not survive without water. But birds suprisingly have an ability to melt the ice, but you know that will make them work hard and waste a lot of energy. Giving them a heated birth bath will make them happy and save surviving the cold winter. Their energy can be safe from the harmful weather with having an abundant of water. The water could also attract many birds especialy the bacyard birds to the bath. Here are some tips that could be useful for those who care for the birds.
The edge of the bird bath must be cleared after heavy snowfall, therefor the bird could have some safe place to perch for reaching the water. To make it easy the snow can be brush into the water, because of the warmth of the water the snow will also melt. Regarding the electricity installement for the heated bird bath you must use only the outdoor chords. Unless you will had a short circuit or a moisture one that will effect the whole electricity. Don’t forget to use a short chord therfor the chord will always stay above the snow surface. Also it is important to protect the outdoor eletrical outlet with a cover.
The heated bird bath that you pick are preferly in dark color. so, it can absorb solar radiation and work with less electricity. Another benefit of the dark color basin for the birt bath is will be so much visible for the birds when the ground is covered with white snow. To make the basin could absorb the heat, make sure that you put it in a sunny area where solar radiation can heat it up. Although it won’t be to much heat for the water in the basin but is surely will help you to save some power.