Winter Care for Birds

bird bath heaterDo you feed the birds?  Cardinals, finches, chickadees and the pesky squirrel?  What do you do for winter care?  What supplies do you provide for the birds?  Do you provide a birdbath for the birds as well?  Wild birds NEED water for their survival just as humans do.  Water is critical in preventing heat stress during the hot summer months, but natural water sources are easier to find for your feathered friends in warmer months.  During the winter months, water supplies dwindle due to freezing temperatures.  Puddles, ponds, birdbaths, even the morning dew has chrystalized.  Providing a heater for your birdbath is a much needed addition to your bird feeding habits and ensures the birds stay around for you all winter long.  Also makes a great Christmas present!