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December 13, 2013
Decorate a Wreath for the Birds
By Paul E. Pickett, Chief Development Officer | Birds
I started making bird wreaths back in the 90s for myself and for friends and family who loved birds and bird feeding and who were hard to buy for during the holidays. I have continued to make them for over 20 years and love this tradition each and every year. Since the invention of Bark
Dark eyed Junco, Bird Photo, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
December 5, 2013
The Morse Code Bird
By Brian Cunningham, Manager of Nature & Hobby Education | Birds
Every winter the Dark-eyed Junco departs from its northerly breeding grounds of summer and descends upon the lower 48 states. Some western and northeastern states have them year-round where they can be heard singing their pretty trilling song. For those who only have juncos in winter, we only get to listen to their call and
Wild Turkey, Bird Photo, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
November 26, 2013
Wild Turkey: A North American Icon
By Brian Cunningham, Manager of Nature & Hobby Education | Birds
I am fascinated by Wild Turkeys. Aren’t we all when it’s Thanksgiving? They are large, beautiful birds. Early historical reports show amazing numbers of turkey populations. In 1540 Hernando de Soto’s soldiers were given large numbers of turkeys; 700 in one account. In 1612 an author wrote that Wild Turkeys were like pheasants in England;
allen's hummingbird, Bird Photo, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
November 22, 2013
Hummingbirds Eating Suet?
By Margaret Collins, Media & PR Manager | Birds
Hummingbirds consume more than just nectar. They must have a source of protein and at least half of their diet is small insects and bugs. But a hummingbird eating suet? Check out the above photo. Debbie, an employee at the Wild Birds Unlimited of Torrance, CA, put out a fresh Bird Bug Bites Suet Cake
APS, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
September 27, 2013
What’s Wrong with My Bird Food?
By Brian Cunningham, Manager of Nature & Hobby Education | Birds
Don’t have birds coming to your feeders? Take heart! They are eating from the abundance of natural foods right now; but, they are still watching your feeders and occasionally coming in to grab a snack. Additionally, birds are currently choosing their winter territories. Access to feeders with quality foods not only provide a great snack
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