We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
South Beach Regional Shopping Center,
4138 South Third Street
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Phone: (904) 246-6832
Fax: (904) 246-6026
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Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This summer, parents across the country will spend countless hours with their children, taking them to places they’ve never seen before. The same can be said for the millions of wild bird families that will be introducing their young fledglings to a whole new world of experiences.
People who only feed the birds during the winter miss out on many fun and fascinating wild bird "family" activities. By mid-spring and throughout much of the summer, fledglings leave the nest and continue to be fed by their parents, while also being taught to eat from feeders. Watching this fun and fascinating activity is one of the true payoffs of the bird feeding hobby.
Here are some characteristics and behaviors to look for when watching these fledgling birds as they begin to leave the nest:
Some foods are better than others for new fledglings. Insects are highly favored, so mealworms are attractive to parents feeding young. Jim’s Birdacious® Bark Butter® and Bark Butter Bits are also excellent as they are highly nutritious, easily carried, and easily swallowed.
It’s a perfect time to be seasonally savvy with your bird foods. Stop by the store and we'll help you pick out the the high protein and high fat foods that will help to get your neighborhood fledglings off to a strong start.
• June is Perennial Garden Month & National Rivers Month
• Bird migration is finished. Birds that are here now are summer residents that nest.
• As the month progresses, feeders can become busy with visiting parents and fledglings.
• House Wrens are nesting in the northern part of region.
• Keep your feeders and bird baths clean and your seed fresh.
• Wood Duck and Mallard ducklings hatch and venture forth early in the month.
• Cardinals and Canada Geese begin molting.
• Fawns continue to be born through mid-month.
• Bats give birth.
• Young woodchucks and raccoons emerge and venture out with their mothers.
• Bullfrogs begin calling.
• Crickets begin nightly serenade.