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Cumminghams
September 20, 2013
Night Cruise
By Brian Cunningham, Manager of Nature & Hobby Education | Hobby
I recently returned from a cruise sailing seven nights up the coast of British Columbia and Alaska. What an amazing, breath-taking journey of scenery, wildlife and, of course, birds. There were plenty of creatures to spy from the ship and shore. However, one of the coolest things I experienced was during the overnight hours. I
Molting Nuthatch, Bird Photo, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBU
September 6, 2013
Missing Feathers
By Brian Cunningham, Manager of Nature & Hobby Education | Birds
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
August 28, 2013
Bird Banding Fascination
By Brian Cunningham, Manager of Nature & Hobby Education | Birds
“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
July 26, 2013
No-Mess Summer Feeding
By Brian Cunningham, Manager of Nature & Hobby Education | WBU Products
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
Eliminator
July 18, 2013
Who Is Your Customer?
By Paul E. Pickett, Chief Development Officer | Franchising
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
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