Category Archives: molting

School’s in session, Pinellas! Time to learn a few things about feathers and flight from the experts themselves… Florida’s wild birds!

barred owl

Scooter is envious! While he sits on branches overlooking the growth curling through the Northwood Commons back lot observation area, his feathered friends are busy hopping and flitting between branches, high atop the wide oaks and pines that shade the stream and vines below. Ohhh… to “…slip the surly bonds of Earth…” and fly! Well, while …

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Scooter… Meet Vinny! The WBU Clearwater/Safety Harbor Competition for Cuteness has Begun!

Wild Birds Unlimited Clearwater/Safety Harbor's Mascot, Vinny!

It’s a familiar tragedy worthy of an A&E special. A pigeon… a racing pigeon… at the top of his game. Vinny was racing, and pooping, and winning against the very best. A hero to all who knew him. Lauded and showered with glory -perhaps- once too often until, finally, the fame became too much and …

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“I’m Molting… Mooollltttiiinnnggg….!” The feathers are flying off and Scooter’s grossing out!

It’s that time of the year, folks! Yup! Molting season is upon us. All of our beautiful Florida backyard habitats are full of the molting scourge that is… nature’s design. But, what is it… Why do birds do it… How prevalent is it… And how long does it last, are all common curiosities related to …

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Hammock Bird Banding

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