Tag Archives: Bird

Gift Giving is for the Wild Bird Watchers!

Let’s face it, playing Santa can be a difficult task to harness. So, consider bird watching! With parents and kids, aunts and uncles, coworkers and friends on the list, it can be hard to find that perfect gift to make each of them – or at least some of them- happy. Whether a seasoned bird watching …

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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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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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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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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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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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Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas From Wild Birds Unlimited in Clearwater/Safety Harbor!

Scooter says, “What’r you? NUTS?? Get off the computer and enjoy the day with family and friends!!“ Have a wonderful holiday and best wishes from Wild Birds Unlimited in Clearwater/Safety Harbor! See You Next Year!

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When in doubt, ask a Squirrel!

“Scooter”, an Eastern Gray Squirrel, is just one of the delightful animals that reside behind the Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in Clearwater/Safety Harbor. As you can see, he’s a bold guy who has no issue with coming to our WBU door looking for a free meal. Scooter enjoys the company of various species of …

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Hammock Bird Banding

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