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February 1, 2017
Home is Where the Nest Is
By WBU Inc | Birds, Hobby, WBU Products
Believe it or not, some birds like bluebirds and chickadees are now scoping out neighborhoods to raise a family. They are looking for potential home sites (such as tree cavities or nest boxes) and reliable food sources. A bird’s primary consideration when choosing a nesting site is security. Protection from predators and proximity to food
November 23, 2016
The Restaurant in Your Backyard
By WBU Inc | Hobby
        You’re traveling down the highway and need to eat. Your restaurant choices are Shady Ray’s or Chez Cuisine. Shady Ray’s looks like it hasn’t been cleaned since The Depression, about the same time their food was considered fresh. Chez Cuisine features pristine conditions and only the finest foods. So where do
September 21, 2016
Cashing in on Caching
By Brian Cunningham, Manager of Nature & Hobby Education | Hobby
It’s caching season and many birds are cashing in on the abundance of natural foods for a better chance at surviving the coming harsh weather. And they remember, very accurately, where they stash each morsel.           Chickadees Chickadees prefer to cache black oil sunflower seeds; often eating a small portion before
September 14, 2016
Birds Fly Out as Fall Rolls In
By Brian Cunningham, Manager of Nature & Hobby Education | Hobby
          Migration is a fascinating part of bird behavior. More than 300 bird species found in North America during the summer are making their way to Latin America and the Caribbean, some covering distances of nearly 7,000 miles. Besides the amount of daylight, it appears that age, sex, weather and the
September 9, 2016
Keeping Birds Healthy
By WBU Inc | Hobby
If you love watching birds, then you want to make sure they return to your yard again and again! If they find a relatively safe habitat with fresh food and water, chances are they will come back – frequently. There are several things you can do in your yard to ensure the health of your
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