Category Archives: photography

Sage Old Owls: Florida’s Favorite Burrowing Owl Residents

From Disney cartoons to horror movies, owls have haunted media for centuries; especially as backdrop for Halloween venues. Using their bright, large eyes and signature “Hoot-Hoot” calls as advertising, companies have successfully spread the word on the friendly and welcoming persona of these amiable animals. Even Wild Birds Unlimited enjoys its very own live streaming …

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Wild Birds Unlimited Clearwater/Safety Harbor’s Partner Profile: The Magic and Memories of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

When Scooter’s writing partner was just a little girl, she’d grab her sister and their friends and head over to what was then known simply to them as, “The Nature Trail”. Located along Lake Maggiore in St. Petersburg, Florida… this lovely respite from the hectic streets winding along Florida’s beach-lined coasts offered a magical place …

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“Cache” and Carry is Coming as Florida’s Wild Birds Prepare for Fall’s Cooler Months!

Have you noticed more than usual wild bird activity at your Florida feeders lately? While Clearwater/Safety Harbor’s WBU seed and feed is a tempting delight for all of Florida’s wild bird visitors, some months of the year bring more activity than others. While spring and summer are obviously active for bird feeding, Florida’s upcoming fall …

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WBU in Clearwater/Safety Harbor has a WINNER for August’s Bird of the Month Contest!

florida's ruby throated hummingbird

Just in time for their arrival. Wild Birds Unlimited in Clearwater/Safety Harbor announces that its Facebook Bird of the Month Contest’s winning photo bird subject is a Florida favorite this time of year…. the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird! PW Fenton sends us this beautiful picture of this Ruby at his feeder.   He writes, “My daughter gave …

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July’s Wild Birds Unlimited Bird of the Month Photos are Scooter Certified Favorites!

July’s Bird of the Month Contest was a great success with lots of terrific pictures of Florida’s favorite wild birds. These photos, taken by ordinary Florida neighbors and friends of the WBU Clearwater/Safety Harbor branch, exemplify the everlasting beauty and grace of Florida’s favorite wild bird visitors. We thank all of our Facebook friends and …

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Wild Birds Unlimited Clearwater/Safety Harbor’s First Bird of the Month Contest Has a WINNER! Scooter’s all a Twitter!

wbu clearwater safety harbor florida

Scooter is excited to announce that the Clearwater/Safety Harbor Wild Birds Unlimited’s first Bird of the Month Contest has drawn to a close! And the winner is a Florida favorite: The Northern Cardinal with a popular photo submission from WBU Clearwater/Safety Harbor Fan, Jennifer Rothe. Jennifer’s photo of a baby Cardinal resting on a branch near …

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Helping Florida’s Wild Birds: Techno-Scooter Has Easy Ways to Lend a Hand!

With the many wild bird watching venues Florida has to offer its local residences –as well as its consistent vacationing visitors– it’s only a natural step towards the direction of being more involved in the health and welfare of our feathered friends. So Wild Birds Unlimited in Clearwater/Safety Harbor is here to share some convenient ways anyone …

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Florida’s Wild Bird Photography: So Easy, Even a Squirrel Can Do It!

It’s undeniable that Florida’s wild bird population is one of the most spectacular in the world. Scooter gets jealous! Photographers from all over the world flock here, no pun intended, to enjoy Florida’s numerous venues which afford them with some spectacular, one of a kind photographic opportunities. Not since Audubon’s Illustrated books covering our many beautiful …

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Hammock Bird Banding

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