Monday, February 14, 2011

Hey Lovebirds!

Following Birdchick's wicked series of posts counting down the 14 days to Valentine's Day with videos of the courting rituals of various birds, I was inspired to do a little Valentine's Day special edition post. Because V-day is not just for us right? Cuz why do we say "the birds and the bees" anyway?

So aren't I just the happiest girl in this world? Total coincidence that Matt bought this DVD set for me online and it arrived today! Hey, some girls like roses, and some girls like nature DVDs. I was SOOO excited about this when I heard it, although Ron tells me it's old news (the footage is almost 10 years old and it's not HD). It's like Planet Earth but just birds, and it pre-dates Planet Earth by 5 years. It's also by BBC.

580 minutes of birds! Hello, that's like, almost 10 hours!
3 DVDs!
David Attenborough (who doesn't love a dude with a British accent?)!

But our TV broke last night so looks like Matt might just get his Valentine's wish of a flat-screen after all so I can watch this thing in all its glory.

Life of Birds is available at Amazon. If you are interested in some samples from it, there are quite a few in this handy dandy YouTube playlist I've made.
Happy girl. Valentine's Day a resounding success.
Here they are!

Happy V-day everyone!


dwaynejava said...

Jenna, that sounds like a great valentines gift. The smile on your face says it all. Between the books and the videos, you'll be busy until spring!

Ruhh said...

YES! Lucky you. That is a fantastic series and I can't wait for you to lend it to me. Although the videos a a bit old I'm quite sure the birds and the bees are still doin'it quite the same.