Author Archive: Scooter

Ghosts and Ghouls and Florida’s Creepy Crawlies!

It’s October in Florida! Time For… Weird, Wild Bird (and other) Profiles! Scooter Aint Skeere’d! Scooter ♦ October 2, 2014 ♦ Leave a comment Thanksgiving has Turkeys. Christmas has Cardinals and Doves. But Halloween tops them all with a load of fun and interesting –some would say, “creepy”– flying denizens of the sky just waiting to …

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It’s October in Florida! Time For… Weird, Wild Bird (and other) Profiles! Scooter Aint Skeere’d!

Originally posted on Northwood Commons Backyard Bird Blog!:
Thanksgiving has Turkeys. Christmas has Cardinals and Doves. But Halloween tops them all with a load of fun and interesting –some would say, “creepy”– flying denizens of the sky just waiting to swoop down and wreak havoc on…. seed stores and bugs! What? Did you think we’d suggest…

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Keepin’ it cool for Florida’s wild birds!

It’s summertime all over Pinellas County and, like everywhere in Florida, the heat is rising in Wild Birds Unlimited’s Nature Shop and its Northwood Commons Backlot preserve area. The birds are fluttering and Scooter is sweltering!  But, do we have to do anything to cool the sweaty feathers? I mean, aren’t birds sort of self-sufficient when …

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It’s Father’s Day, 2016, Florida! Scooter Wonders, “Are Florida’s Wild Bird Dads Underrated?”

We often hear about the hyper, almost maniacal, protective natures that wild bird mothers -of any species- show towards the safety and welfare of their offspring. I’m not saying Florida’s wild bird Moms are crazy taking care of their kids, just that Dads can sometimes be a hoot, too. And maybe, just maybe, they deserve …

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It’s May, Florida! Time to Celebrate Mother’s Day with Wild Birds Unlimited!

Mother’s Day is fast approaching in Wild Birds Unlimited’s Northwood Common’s backlot and Scooter and his Florida wild bird pals have some great ideas on how you can help –and celebrate- Florida’s wild bird Moms while remembering your own this year! Florida’s wild bird moms could use a helping hand as they build and feather their …

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Spring is Just Around the Corner, Florida! Get those Bird Feeders Ready!

It’s March and that Means Spring is on the Way! Feed Your Wild Birds Well!   Mealworms are a high-protein favorite of many of Florida’s wild birds such as bluebirds, wrens, robins, chickadees and mockingbirds. Because mealworms can potentially crawl out of feeders, it’s important to offer them in feeders with smooth sides like our Advanced …

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February is Wild Bird Feeding Month, Florida!

It’s February! Time for hearts and flowers and boxes of candy, and… feeding Florida’s wild bird population. Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology, along with the National Audubon Society, have partnered with Wild Birds Unlimited to create the, “Great Backyard Bird Count”. This joint effort will involve local wild bird watching enthusiasts in helping to collect …

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Wild Birds Unlimited Clearwater/Safety Harbor’s Christmas Gift Product Profile: Seed Characters!

Well folks, it’s that time of year again. Scooter, with Vinny in tow this time, is out in the Northwood Commons Back lot tidying up the nest in preparation for the holiday arrival of all his northern cousins! He’s all excited and ready to share his ideas for the best gifts to give to your …

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Scooter is Talkin’ Turkey for Thanksgiving! Florida’s Own Osceola Turkey!

Originally posted on Northwood Commons Backyard Bird Blog!:
Put down the knives and forks, folks. We’re not giving out recipes on how best to prepare these Florida favorite wild birds for our Thanksgiving tables. We are, however, going to take a look at their history and learn why they are far more than just a seasonal menu item.…

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Southwest Florida Eagle Cam loses Ozzie the Bald Eagle

It’s always a sad thing when a creature so beloved passes away, but when it’s a symbol of strength, grace and endurance, the sting is especially harsh. It is with a sad heart that Wild Birds Unlimited in Clearwater/Safety Harbor announces the passing of Ozzie, the bald eagle featured in the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam …

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Hammock Bird Banding

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