Every time I looked out the window on Saturday, our bird bath was pretty full with birds needing a drink or just enjoying a little warmth from the frigid temperatures.
When I first went outside early in the morning, it was so cold that the ice had a hard time melting. I got a wooden spoon and chopped through the top layer of ice so the birds could get to the water. You can still see a big hunk of ice on the side.
When we built our home here, we asked the builder to put a plug on the outside of the deck. He asked us whatever for? We told him we needed to be able to plug our heated bird bath in. One of the best things we ever did!