The water feature installation was completed a couple of weeks ago by Ecoscapes Sustainable Landscaping. It’s a Savio 13′ Pond Free Waterfall kit. Then we had an electrician come out and run electrical service from the house out to that area of the yard (which was no small feat.) The water feature itself is shallow and so doesn’t present a safety problem, but we did have to have the city come out and inspect the electrical work.
Someone on Facebook said I needed a better name than “water feature” so I decided to call it Overlook Falls.So far we haven’t had any unusual visitors. Just the regular residents of the yard. I’ve seen several birds taking baths and drinks, and lots of squirrels.
Peak warbler migration is in early May, so hopefully they will flock to Overlook Falls as they come through. The falls make a nice sound and so birds should be attracted to that, as well as the sight of moving water.
I set up a trail camera because I was curious what might be visiting when I’m not around, especially at night. It’s not really sensitive to pick up birds, but it does get squirrels and I’ve seen raccoons are visiting. Maybe we’ll see a fox or coyote sometime.
Right now the area looks a little bare, as it’s a little too early to start planting. So I look forward to adding some plants and playing around with design over the coming months.