This ground bath is the one that I have in my backyard!
If you want, you can actually watch my birdbath LIVE and in action below.
I have a webcam that streams the area underneath my bird feeders 24/7. The camera even has incredible night vision to watch the nighttime animals.
First, I like that this ground bath is made from recycled poly lumber. This material is incredibly durable. I have owned this product for a few years now and there has been no fading, splitting, or cracking of the material.
The water pan is shallow at only 2 inches deep. This depth makes it easy for birds to access the water, but I do have to refill the water quite often since the pan doesn’t hold much volume. I also have a small, slanted rock in the center of the pan to allow birds a place to land and slowly wade into the water.
The height of the bath is roughly six inches off the ground, so it’s easily accessible for all animals. Even newborn ducklings have been observed jumping up and going for a swim!
I leave this birdbath in my yard all year round. During the winter, I place a deicer into the water to prevent it from freezing. As you can imagine, since the water is only 2 inches deep, it freezes extremely fast.
Lastly, I wanted to mention that the plastic pan is not attached to the poly lumber. So this makes cleaning the pan extremely easy. Almost every time that I refill the bath with water, I remove the pan and dump out the debris that the birds manage to spill into the water.