Have you seen any feathers on the ground lately? Its molting season for many of the birds that visit our yards. Molting is the process of losing old feathers and growing fresh replacements. It’s not unusual to find a feather or two this time of year. Wing and tail feathers are often the easiest to
“Daddy, you should become a bird bander so I can help.” Last weekend we attended the inaugural Young Birders Conference hosted by the Indiana Young Birder’s Club. My teenage daughter was interested in going and insisted on bringing me along. Of course, I was delighted to join her. The real highlight for both of us
This time of year, it is obvious when the birds are eating. My feeders are crazy with activity from all the young birds with their parents. They can leave quite a mess of bird food and shells. That is why I prefer tidy feeding options in my yard and at the office. I really like
The other night, I was sitting on our screened porch with a group of friends, catching up and, of course, watching the birds at the feeders outside. One of my friends asked me about a specific feeder that happens to be exclusive to the Wild Birds Unlimited franchise system and how we came up with
Wild Birds Unlimited storeowners gathered in Indianapolis this year at the end of June for the annual Enterprise Leadership Conference. They came to refresh and reenergize themselves and learn about new innovations for their staff and stores. But before they got down to some serious work, some of them arrived a day early to play.