Although the bird feeders were taken up the beginning of the month so that I could concentrate on the garden, the bird bath is a permanent fixture and focal point. I planted a Lady Banks rosebush at the base some years back and soon it will be full of tiny yellow roses. Right now it is just greening up and trying to recover from being killed back during our very hard winter.
So, the birds come through the garden now just to take a bath (like the robin) or a drink like this male cardinal.
And while the birdbath may look as though it is made out of granite, it is actually plastic made to look like stone.
I also see over at the Hummingbirds.net website that a first sighting of a hummingbird for this area was just made on March 18 (it is the 3/18 dot that is in the middle of the state up near the Virginia border). I will put up a feeder for them this year, probably this weekend.
I had a lot of hummingbirds come to the small garden last year to investigate the daylilies, but didn't stay long. My guess is that they can't feed off the daylilies and I didn't have a nectar feeder out to keep them around. Now, let's see what kind of snapshots I can get with them this summer.