Tag Archives: wild birds

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

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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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“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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Preventing Bully Birds at the Feeders: Scooter talks about Florida’s REAL… Angry Birds!

While Scooter plots his next intrusion into the Wild Birds Unlimited’s feeders behind the Clearwater/Safety Harbor store, he’s also fearful of being spied upon and beaten by the local neighborhood bullies. While they are all beautiful, Florida’s wild birds can be, well… a handful. With most of Florida’s wild birds busily preening feathers and plumping …

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Check Out the new pics of Scooter’s Northwood Commons Backlot Bachelor Pad!

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Look at this great spot overlooking WBU Clearwater/Safety Harbor’s backlot area of the Northwood Commons Shopping Center. I mean, can it get any better than this in Florida? Scooter says, “Heck, No!” Excited to show off the most current growth and wildlife in his backlot preserve area, Scooter grabbed a camera and, with the help …

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Easter and Chicks and Ducklings, Oh My! Scooter says, “Stop the Madness!”

It’s a tender -nearly Rockwellian- vision to be sure; Florida’s young children gathered around a pastel-colored Easter basket filled with fuzzy, squirming ducklings or chicks chirping for their mothers. The children, dressed in Sunday best, all giggling and squealing at the young feathered babies labeled with ribbons, are eager to scoop them up for a …

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Scooter says, “This Aint No Cartoon, Sylvester!” Keep Those Cats Inside!

As much as we’d like to think of our furry kittens as simple balls of fluff intently embroiled in balls of yarn and jingly little balls, that’s not quite accurate. No matter the breed, no matter the inclination, no matter the training… a cat, is a cat, is a cat and, well… they kill things. …

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Wild Birds Unlimited in Clearwater/Safety Harbor, Marches into Spring!! Scooter is excited!

It’s March and that means… Spring is on its way at Wild Birds Unlimited in Clearwater/Safety Harbor! Florida’s wild birds, bees and Scooter Squirrel relations are all fighting for the best spot in our backyard habitats. It’s a match of furry and feathered wits, to be sure! So, if you’d like to escape the carnage …

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

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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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Valentine’s Day for Florida’s Birds: The Romance, the Love… the Social Monogamy..??

Ahhhh…. It’s February… the month of romance! Chocolates, flowers, jewelry and… Worms? Yup! Worms! Or crickets, or seed… Peanuts are a favorite too. While we preen ourselves with jewelry and slinky attire to impress our better halves, Florida’s wild birds take a less direct approach. Read below to find out what goes on when some of …

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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.