We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.
1192-A West Kemper Rd.,
Next to FitWorks in Promenade Shopping Center
Forest Park, OH 45240
Phone: (513) 825-7777
Fax: (513) 825-7225
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Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Corner of Kemper & Winton Roads - Next to FitWorks - 1/2 mile south of Exit #39 (Cincinnati Mills Exit) - in the Promenade Shopping Center.
FALL IS FAST APPROACHING!
It won't be long before the Goldfinch start losing their yellow and the Hummingbirds head south.
BUT UNTIL THAT TIME, you'll want to enjoy them to their fullest every day they're here.
Keep those Thistle Feeders full of fresh thistle and keep fresh water in you birdbath - especially during this overly dry summer. Many of our customers have reported birds attempting to get a drink of water out of little cracks in the asphalt of parking lots and driveways. Having a ready supply of fresh water during the driest of dry Summers is a real blessing.
And if you're wondering WHY the Goldfinches are going through so much thistle, it may very well be that they're bringing their babies to your feeder. Goldfinch don't mate in the Spring like most birds - they mate in the Summer, usually July through August. So for every two Goldfinch you may have had at your Feeders during the Spring and early Summer, you probably have another four babies being shown just where the best Thistle Feeder in their area is.
The Hummingbirds, too, may very well be bringing their babies to your Hummingbird Feeder. Sometimes its easy to spot those little tiny newbies and other times they look very much like adults. In any event, finding a ready source of nectar from your Feeder will allow them to stoke up in preparation for their upcoming migratition to the wilds of Central and South America.
Remember to keep your Hummingbird Feeder up and filled until every last one of your Hummingbirds is absolutely gone and then leave it up and filled for another two weeks!
Why? It is very possible to have a little guy making his way south from his backyard up north to spot your feeder and be able to get a huge charge-up to continue his trip south. What a treat! And what a delighful benefit.
So keep watching, keep enjoying, keep blessing your backyard buddies as much as they bless you.