Monthly Archives: January, 2014

Florida’s Wild Bird Feeding and HOA Restrictions: Scooter wants to talk!

In his poem, “Mending Wall“, Robert Frost laments the purpose for a fence, stating, finally, that… “Good fences make good neighbors…” Well, so do good bird feeders! There are instances when feeding Florida’s wild birds can become – let’s admit it, bird lovers– a nuisance. Yes. It can. Let’s not deny that there are some …

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Finding Baby Wild Birds: The Hands-Off Approach and When to Intervene?

It’s a common occurrence. From high atop his Northwood Commons perches in Clearwater, scooter squirrel has seen it time and again. We’re doing a bit of yard work, mowing our lush Florida lawns, trimming some hedges or pruning some palms when we see it; an orphaned baby bird. Floundering on the ground, stretching wing or drifting …

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Wild Birds Unlimited’s Northwood Commons Backyard Habitat: Take a look at Scooter’s new digs!

        When Carl and Karen Albritton opened their Wild Birds Unlimited’s Nature Shop in Clearwater/Safety Harbor, Florida, they noticed what could be a grand opportunity for Florida’s wild bird population and their WBU Clearwater/Safety Harbor fans; the incredible natural space in the store’s back lot area. Located in the Northwood Commons Shopping Center on McMullen …

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Scooter’s New Year’s Top Ten List: Creating Backyard Habitats to Attract the Best of Florida’s Wild Birds (Because he’s an addict and just wants their seed!)

Well, Scooter Squirrel has stored his tree, has sent the familial “nuts” packing and is now wondering on a fruitful and exciting new year borrowing (Scooter is in denial. He’s an addict and it’s stealing! He knows it and so do we!) seed, nuts and suet from his wild bird cousins as they visit the …

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Hammock Bird Banding

A dynamic update on the Migratory Bird Banding Project in Hammock Park, Dunedin, Florida.