A Wildlife Pond
If you have room in your garden a well designed pond will be a haven for birds and attract a wider variety of unusual visitors.
A pond in your garden will benefit birds in a number of ways:
it provides clean oxygenated water for birds to drink
it provides a safe, accessible place for them to bathe,
it attracts insects and other invertebrates which will provide a natural food source for birds
it may attract water loving birds such as kingfishers and herons.
A well designed pond is a complex habitat full of algae and plants, scavengers, predators, herbivores, decomposers and parasites. Some species will live their whole life in the pond such as water snails, whereas others, such as pond skaters, will use it for only part of the time.