Posted by: Sylvia, aka Shucky | July 12, 2010

Hummingbird Bath

Hummingbird Bath

Hummingbird Bath

Time needed: 1 hour

This carrot birdbath is just the thing to refresh little visitors and slow them down long enough for some awesome observation.


· A thick carrot

· Vegetable peeler

· Bamboo skewer

· Red yarn


1. Cut an inch off the top of a thick carrot and then, starting in the center, use the tip of a vegetable peeler to hollow out a well approximately 2 inches deep and 1 inch wide. (This shallow bath is plenty big enough for birds accustomed to bathing in tiny puddles or on dew-laden leaves.)

2. Push the pointed end of a 4- to 6-inch-long bamboo skewer (sold in grocery stores) through the walls of the carved well about an inch from the top.

3. Tie a piece of red yarn (hummingbirds are attracted to bright colors, especially red) around each end of the skewer. Then tie the loose ends of the yarn pieces together over a low branch or clothesline. Keep the well filled with water and be sure to check it often for visitors.


Humminbirds are attracted to the color red. To up the odds of viewing a visitor, hang a pot of red flowers near the bath or tie a few red ribbons on nearby branches.


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