Easy DIY Hummingbird Fountain
I wanted an easy fountain for my hummingbirds to use but I did not want to have to run electricity to the area. I bought a solar fountain and created this. The hummingbirds LOVE it!
Click over to the blog post to see it in action, I videoed a Hummingbird coming to shower in the fountain.
I bought a solar powered fountain from Amazon, no electricity is needed and I wanted a gentle fountain so this is perfect. (I have tried a few and the one linked in my blog post works the best so far)
The rest of the items are things I already had. A standard pot you get when you purchase larger size plants at the nursery, a terra cotta pot tray and some stones. Not shown is a large galvanized tub, mine is vintage but you can buy them new at a feed supply.
Fill the large galvanized tub with water. Sink the black pot under the water (upside down) in the galvanized tub, this will serve as a stand for the next item.
Place the terra cotta tray and stones on top of the inverted pot. I have it an angle so the water will drain into the tub, that way I won't have to refill it as often.
The sun soon had the fountain spraying away. It was not long before I spotted not only hummingbirds enjoying it but also some bees and other birds.
For a link to the exact fountain I bought just check out my website at Hummingbird Fountain DIY
And that is how I put together this easy solar hummingbird fountain.
The specific solar fountain I used is linked on my blog. I have tried another that looks similar but it does not seem to work as well.
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Em on Jul 23, 2022
I put 4 rocks around the edges of the bird bath to keep the fountain centered. Otherwise mine moves around and I have to add water as it gets to the edge and splashes the water on the ground. 4 round river rocks placed north south east and west about the size of lemons keep the fountain in the middle.