Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tweet and See, March 2011 & GIVEAWAY

Wow, another month has FLOWN by:)

We have had more rainy than sunny days, so our birdwatching list is a little slim.  But we have a giveaway to make up the difference!  Crowes Nest Media has graciously offered a FREE copy of Your Backyard DVD.  This DVD features 18 feeder birds, their eating and living habitats and lots of great video of these birds in action.  Perfect for families who are just starting to learn how to bird.  It does focus mostly on Eastern birds, east of the Mississippi River. 

Now, I have to say I have had some sketchy experiences with homeschool DVD productions.  But, this video is excellent quality, and the actors are wonderful (the Crowe children).  I needed more help on a few of my bird calls and I was able to identify the Red-Winged Blackbird from the DVD.  I had heard this bird earlier in the day and I did not recognize it. 

My only complaint is that they did not include directions for making the Orange Bird Feeder for the oriole.  I have scoured the internet to find directions! 

I did receive a free copy to review.  But, I plan on using the discount code to buy one of these for my nephews because I LOVE it that much.  There is another DVD in the works to be out later this summer and I hope I get to review that one too!

I think children, schooled or homeschooled will love this DVD from about age 3 up.  We have all enjoyed it, multiple times.  Also, there is no goofy music that gets stuck in your head:) 

Also, for those who would like to purchase a copy, they are offering a BIG discount (usually $19.95), they only cost $12.00 if you use the discount code: Tweet.  He! He!  This discount code is good for today until April 9, which is 3 days after the drawing, for those who don't win.  This giveaway starts today and ends April 6, at midnight.  Random drawing with the announcement of the winner on April 7.

To enter:
  • leave a comment telling me what your favorite bird is and why
  • blog about it and come back and tell me your link.
  • tweet about it and link up to follow me on Twitter (@birdnscrap), then come back and tell me.
  • link on Facebook and come and tell me.
  • purchase one copy from Crowes Nest Media, and come back and tell me.
Now for The Kingdom Arrows Tweet and See List...
  • Carolina Wren
  • Mounring Dove
  • Pine Siskin
  • Mockingbird
  • Eastern Towhee
  • Song Sparrow
  • Grakle
  • Starling
  • Robin
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Purple Finch
  • Bluebird
  • Red Winged Blackbird
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Killdeer
  • Cowbird
  • N Cardinal
  • Blue Jay
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Field Sparrow
  • Mallard Duck
Twenty-three, not great, but good for such a rainy, busy month.  What has happened in your neck of the woods?  Link up so we can all fly over and visit!


Disclaimer: I received no other compensation than a copy of Your Backyard  DVD to review.  Also, my quotation/apostrophe key is not working.


  1. Not being able to see the colors of birds due to my blindness I have to trust my children on colors of them, but as for the melody of their chirping from our yard I would have to say the blue jay.

  2. Let's see. My favorite bird is probably a hummingbird. They are fun to watch!

    Thank you for the chance to win!

    Mrs. White

  3. Don't enter me bc I already have a copy...just wanted to say great review! I have 2 faves- belted kingfisher and indigo bunting. Painted bunting is awesome but we don't get to see them unless we go to the coast. I linked in feb and march. Thanks!

  4. Armed with a new camera, I had alot more fun photographing my tweets so others could see them. :) I ended up wtih 188 photos and narrowed it down to the 60ish on my site. Whoops. I think for April, I will personally challenge myself to get ONE GOOD shot of each bird that I see regularly. ;)

  5. Oh, that video sounds fun! Our favorite bird is our male cardinal. He's SO beautiful against the white snow and dark evergreens.


  6. The most common in our yard is the killdear, and since that is the only one I can identify so far, it has to be my favorite. Would love to win this.

  7. How fun! Right now, I'd have to say our favorite bird is the Lark that comes to visit us.

  8. Finally got our list up with our new bird...the Red-shouldered hawk! My favorite bird is a Spotted towhee and also the California quail.

    We own the video so we don't need to be in the drawing it!

    Thanks for hosting this monthly event because I know it makes me pay more attention to our birds.


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