In the summer and winter months birds need water to drink and bath. In the winter water is scares and birds will arrive in drones at your pond, jumping for joy. So if you like bird life, build a pond. we are in Bramley and we have identified 15-20 different species of birds in about an hour, never mind the insect life. Giant King Fisher, Hoop Hoop, Bush Doves 20 at a time, Crested Barbet, Red Crested Barbet, Yellow Weavers, Red Weavers ETC..ETC.