The Lovely Ms L emailed me these pics below, taken in a Brighton shop, of two lovely and compact birdbaths. So cute and would be so lovely on the Balcony Garden though I am still deciding whether cost, the fact I would never clean it so we would all eventually die of toxic waterborne diseases and the possibility of attracting the wrong bird is a serious enough set of detractions.
We don't get a lot of birds on the city fringe, some finches or sparrows or something cute and little, and pigeons. The latter I loathe with a passion (that's almost tautologous but allowable on an early Friday morning)
Back when I lived at home my Mum had a bird bath (pictured above) - I remember watching all sort of lovely feathery creatures wallowing in its waters (when there was water in there). The rosellas and lorikeets and more. To bird bath or not to bird bath that is the question. But thanks Lovely Ms L for bringing them to my attention!