Old 05-17-2004, 12:01 AM
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How do I keep birds from drowning in my pond

My wife & I have a little plastic pond with steep walls and I made a little water fall for it, however twice this year we found a drowned bird in it. They obviously come to drink and fall in & cant get out. does any of you pro pond gurus have any suggestions how I can prevent this from happening. Would floating something or some type of water plants solve this. We have a fountain just 15 foot away from this pond they can safely drink from, but some still fall into the pond.
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Old 05-18-2004, 01:18 AM
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Dumb birds down south I guess?

Maybe check the bird bath for traces of Jim Beam?
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Old 05-18-2004, 01:37 AM
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ahh, Natural selection at its finest.
what you need to do is simply add a stick or a twig, or even a floating log perhaps, something the bird can crawl up on. They only have claws and a beak to work with so it has to be something soft like wood. something to allow them to get their wings out of the water.
I have seen simple chicken wire ladders used as well.
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Old 05-21-2004, 10:07 PM
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tell them to stay out
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Old 05-31-2004, 02:34 PM
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I've had this problem as well and we simply put a "No Lifeguard on Duty" sign up and haven't had a problem since.
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