Tag Archives: Bird feeder

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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Week 2 of WBU Clearwater/Safety Harbor’s Christmas Gift Product Profile: Great Feeders Make Great Gifts!

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While Scooter laments the issue of finally cracking the code on the Eliminator Feeder, Vinny comfortably sits, enjoying whatever morsels he can gain from any number of the terrific feeders offered at Wild Birds Unlimited’s Clearwater/Safety Harbor location. With Florida’s year-round temperate climate, wild bird watchers have reason to enjoy their hobby all year long! …

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“It’s a Hum-Dinger of a time, Pinellas County! The Hummers are Coming” Scooter’s Top Five Ways to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Florida Home!

WBU Hummer Feeders

We love, love… LOVE our Hummingbirds here in Pinellas County, Florida. We often see a wide variety as they pass through and even hang around in the lower portions of the state. It’s an exciting time for wild bird watchers when they fly into town! Wild Birds Unlimited’s resident seed (and Nectar!) stealing squirrel, Scooter, has made …

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

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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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No Room For a Backyard Habitat? Scooter says, “Don’t be Nuts!” Here are 5 Great Ways to Make Your Own in any Small Space!

Even with the expansive Northwood Commons Back Lot as his home, Scooter still has a few issues with those tiny, tight spots we all must deal with in our Florida homes. Corners by the pools and odd-shaped decks or patios that wrap around to, well… nowhere, can be problematic for those who would enjoy an …

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Scooter is Spring Cleaning and Ready to Welcome His Wild Bird Pals… and All Their Yummy Seed!!

Well, it’s spring-cleaning time in the Northwood Commons Back Lot at Wild Birds Unlimited’s Nature Shop and along with cleaning out his garage and attic and closet spaces, Scooter isn’t forgetting his backyard habitat where his favorite Florida wild bird cousins will be gathering in the coming months… bringing seeds… and nuts… that he can steal… because his …

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Squirrels: We hate to love them! A New Year’s Resolution for Florida’s Wild Bird Watchers

Scooter dislikes Vinny!

Our webmaster is preening feathers!! Yowch! Please enjoy a WBU Northwood Commons Backyard Bird Blog fan favorite and check back for a fun, new and informative blog topic next week!! And, yet… love them we do! So, this year, let’s resolve to find some matched peace between the species; us and them. Let’s try to get …

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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.