Yesterday Mike and I took a trip about 40 miles northeast of LaGrange to Peachtree City, Georgia. Our mission was to visit Wild Birds Unlimited.
We discovered our first WBU in Columbus, Georgia several years ago but that store has since closed. If you love birding, which Mike and I really do, you would love browsing around in one of their stores. There are over 277 of these franchise stores located throughout North America. You can visit their website at www.wbu.com. The owners are certified birding specialist able to give advice on diet, habitat and most anything pertaining to wild birds.
Our trip today was to purchase food for our backyard birds. We have actually found that this food is no more expensive than the food we used to purchase at Wal-Mart and Tractor Supply since it is pure with very little to no filler added. It goes much further and the birds really, really like it. We tend to feed the Supreme food, shelled peanuts, premium sunflower seeds (black oil), Cranberry seed cylinder and Supreme with nuts seed cylinder and Jim’s Birdacious Bark Butter.
We have purchased our pole systems and all our feeders/houses from them. Three of our feeders are made from Eco Tough material which won’t crack, fade or rot and comes with a lifetime guarantee. Needless to say these cost a bit more so we only have three at this time.
We have recently started experimenting with the seed cylinders and really like them. They last a lot longer and the birds love them. We have also added, last year, Jim’s Birdacious Bark Butter to our feeding lineup. Smells a lot like peanut butter (no, I haven’t tried any) and you spread it on the bark of a tree, piece of wood or anything it will stick to. We have found all our birds love it but especially the woodpeckers.
We currently have a nest of baby wrens in one of our houses. Boy are they busy going in and out, and the little ones are beginning to chirp quite loudly. Soon we will get to see them emerge and fly off to begin their life. We still have several Cardinals but not as many as earlier in the season. Blue Jays are coming around, mockingbirds, Titmouse, Chickadees, Wrens, Purple Finches, Mourning Doves and our host of Woodpeckers.
It was a great day for us and we hope you have a truly wonderful weekend doing whatever makes you happy and brings a smile to your face!!