Birds of the Backyard—Marvel at the drama and vibrant beauty of song birds, while learning the secrets of attracting birds to the yard. With this DVD, you have the option of entertaining/informative narration, or you can watch without narration and simply enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Backyard birds featured in this DVD include the pileated woodpecker, bluebird, purple finch, red-headed woodpecker, cardinal, mourning dove, snowbird, oriole, redwing, black-capped chickadee, tanger, downy woodpecker, house finch, goldfinch, pine siskin, yellow-bellied sapsucker, American robin, American yellow warbler, Carolina wren, blue jay, purple martin, and hummingbird. Run time is approximately 120 minutes.
Hummingbirds of the Backyard—Come along with Sheri Williamson, author of the Peterson Guide to Hummingbirds, on this fascinating video journey into the secret lives of North America's favorite birds. You'll see superb close-up and slow-motion video of hummingbirds in action. She'll introduce you to 14 species that nest in the U.S. and Canada, and she'll show you how to attract them to your yard. Featured hummingbirds include: calliope, Allen's, broad-billed, violet-crowned, broad-tailed, magnificent, white-eared, Costa's, black-chinned, ruby-throated, rufous, Anna's, Lucifer, and blue-throated. You can choose between highly informative narration or the simple, uninterrupted pleasure of the birds, or both. In the narrated portion, Sheri offers her expert insights into hummingbird migration patterns, their intimate relationships with the flowers they pollinate, their unique flight patterns, and their brilliant iridescent colors. She'll also offer clear instructions on the care and placement of feeders and the planting of a hummingbird-friendly garden, plus much more—all designed to increase your knowledge and enjoyment of these remarkable creatures. Run time is approximately 50 minutes.