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Wild Birds Unlimited
Nature Shop
8402 Old Sauk Rd., Middleton, 608-664-1414
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Focus on Orioles

Male
Baltimore
Oriole on
nest.

When you’re out with your binoculars searching the
trees for that elusive bird you’re hearing, you may
notice one of the most unique nests in the bird world.
Baltimore Orioles often nest high in the branches of
the American elm, but will build in other trees, especially maples and cottonwoods. The distinctive nest
usually hangs below a branch, but is sometimes anchored along a vertical tree trunk.
The female Baltimore Oriole weaves her remarkable,
sock-like nest, from slender fibers. Her 4-7 spotted
eggs will be safely hiding at the bottom of the nest
which is usually 3-4 inches deep and 2-3 inches wide
with a small opening at the top and a bulging bottom
3-4 inches across. They will hatch in 11-14 days.
Usually very active at orange and grape jelly feeders
when they arrive in late May, by mid June and July
they are busy catching protein packed insects for
themselves and their newly hatched chicks. Very
soon they will be back with their young looking for
energy food. Now would be a good time to provide
an assortment of protein foods like mealworms or
Bark Butter along with some grape jelly before they
take off on their journey south. As always, our Certified Birdfeeding Experts can help you decide which
foods and feeders to choose.
Happy Birding!
Bob and Jan Ross
From All of us at Wild Birds Unlimited
Copyright © 2019, Wild Birds Unlimited, Middleton, WI

Bird Cams

Many of our customers have asked about the bird cams displayed
on the TV screens in our store. Currently we have an Osprey cam
playing from Hog Island, Maine. Here is the link:
Osprey Cam: https://explore.org/livecams/ospreys/osprey-nest.

Bringing Home Dinner
Here are a few other links you can try:
Osprey Montana: http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/27/
Hellgate_Ospreys/
Cornell Lab Feeder Watch: http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/
channel/40/Cornell_Lab_FeederWatch_Cam/
West Texas Hummingbird Feeder: http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/
channel/50/West_Texas_Hummingbirds/
Panama Fruit Eaters: http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/57/
Panama_Fruit_Feeders

Fresh Bird Food Sale
10% OFF in July*

(Seed, Suet, Cylinders, Bark Butter Products, & Mealworms,)

*DSC members get 15% off every day plus
5% off during bird food sales.
Join our Daily Savings Club any time.

Bird Pillows, Spinners
& Garden Flags

20% OFF in July

Things In-Store For You!
Specials expire July 31, 2019

Summer Bird Food Sale
10% OFF in July*

*Includes Seed, Suet, Cylinders, Bark Butter Products,
and Mealworms. Some exclusions apply.

15% OFF All* Birdbaths

*Daily Savings Club members receive 15% OFF every
day and an extra 5% OFF during bird food sales.
Ask us for more details & how to join.

& Fountains

*Excludes plastic birdbaths.

15% OFF
Water Wigglers
and Misters

20% OFF

One regularly-priced
item

Suet

Must present coupon to receive discount. Excludes birdbaths,
fountains, bird food, DSC Memberships, optics & tripods. Valid on
one non-sale item only, and only at WBU Middleton.
Expires July 31st.

Male
Indigo
Bunting

Hummingbird
Feeders

Male and Female
American Goldfinch

20% OFF
Eco-Clean
Feeders

Some Helpful Summer Hints:
Always Provide Water

Especially During Dry Spells

Use Birdbath Protector
& Fountain Clear

(products to reduce algae buildup in your birdbath)

Store Seed in Galvanized Cans
Available at WBU to store seed out of your hot garage

APS Pole System
& Baffles
Mealworms

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