I’m now on stage 3 of my disappearing bird stream. I’ve finished most of the actual layout. I still need to mortar the rocks, get a ton of mulch for the whole area, and do some more landscaping.
I had delivered 3000 pounds of moss rock, and smaller amounts of river pebbles and pond rock (bull rock). Needless to say, my back is shot.
As soon as I finished today, a ton of birds started investigating and some (Mourning Doves) started actually drinking from the stream. When I say a ton of birds, these were the birds that I saw:
- Mourning Dove
- Carolina Chickadee
- Eastern Bluebird
- Redwinged Blackbird
The plants along the side of the stream are two Rosemary plants on the right side, a Holly and a Bottlebrush plant on the left side. In front of the pond to the side of the bird feeder is an Eastern Red Cedar.
With any luck, I should finish in another weekend. Obviously I need to clean up around the area as you will likely notice in the videos.
I have two videos to share, one showing the front view, and one showing the back view. The birds that I saw drinking out of the steam walked up to the disappearing part then proceeded to go a little deeper.
Here’s the front view
Here’s the back view