Blasdell, New York

Marilyn O'Connell and Danielle Pecoraro

Marilyn O'Connell and Danielle Pecoraro

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

Blasdell, New York

3835 McKinley Parkway
Blasdell, NY 14219

Phone: (716) 823-7889
Fax: (716) 823-7942
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Store Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Comments:
Located just South of the McKinley Mall on the same side.

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Nectar...the Recipe for Perfectly Fun FeedingRUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD

Hummingbirds

These tiny birds use so much energy flying that they can eat double their weight in nectar and insects each day.

Despite popular belief, hummingbirds do not suck up nectar with their bills. They actually lap it up with their tongues. While dipping their grooved tongues into nectar sources at up to 12 times a second, the nectar is drawn up and into their mouth each and every time.

You can help them keep their energy level up and attract them to your yard by offering them a nectar solution. Mix four parts water and one part ordinary table sugar to create the perfect nectar solution. Example: (4 cups of water, 1 cup of sugar)

NECTAR DEFENDERWe have a product for the past 3 yrs that is loved by our customers! Its called Nectar Defender! Mix 4 cups of water with 1 cup of sugar heating just long enough to dissolve the sugar. Add 1 tablespoon of Nectar Defender to the quart of nectar. Store it in a WBU Nectar Bottle. Wash and change your feeder whenever it looks like it needs cleaning. Maybe once every 2 weeks? Maybe once a month? Go on vacation and don't worry about your nectar spoiling.  Marilyn was gone for 5 wks and it looked fine when she returned home. The male was drinking contentedly! It is micro-nutrient copper. Totally safe for your birds. They actually need it in their diet.WBU NECTAR BOTTLE

If not using Nectar Defender, change the nectar and wash your feeder in hot water every two to three days (more often in hot weather). If you have a WBU Hummingbird Feeder, simply place it in the top rack of your dishwasher for easy cleaning.

If you plan to store nectar in the refrigerator, boil the water first before creating and storing your nectar solution.

Never add red food coloring, honey or artificial sweeteners to the solution.

These birds are quite bold, too, so place your feeder close to the house so you can catch all the action!

Orioles

Orioles are known to enjoy orange slices, grape jelly and mealworms offered from tray-style feeders. They will even use the protein-rich mealworms to feed their nestlings. Nectar feeders are BALTIMORE ORIOLESalso attractive to orioles, supplementing the natural nectar they typically find in flowers. Be patient and keep the foods fresh, replacing them every few days and be sure to keep your feeders clean, too.