The Big Year

by Mary Ellen K. on October 13, 2011

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The Big Year

I don’t know if you are like me… planning next weekend’s fun at the beginning of every week. But my plans for this weekend WILL include seeing the 20th Century Fox release of “The Big Year.” Starring Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black, this movie will be in theaters starting Friday, Oct 14th.

“The Big Year” is based on the 1998 book of the same name by Mark Obmascik. The characters are bird enthusiasts in a race around North America to see who can spot the most bird species in one calendar year.

I am sure with this star cast; it will entertain and renew our exciting hobby of birding!

I would love to hear from those that get out to see “The Big Year” this weekend.

THIS WILD BIRD SEED ATTRACTS: Woodpeckers, Wrens, Cardinals, Finches, and other seed-eating birds

THIS WILD BIRD SEED ATTRACTS: Woodpeckers, Wrens, Cardinals, Finches, and other seed-eating birds

* Bird Seed Giveaway! [CLOSED]

To help you attract different bird species right to your backyard, we are having a Bird Seed Giveaway!

To enter the Giveaway, just leave a comment in this post. One lucky person will be picked on Monday, October 17, 2011 at noon CST to win 5 pounds of our customer favorite, Drs. Foster & Smith Waste-Free Cuisine Bird Seed.

wild bird supplies

Details:
* One entry per person. No purchase is necessary to participate. You should be a legal resident of the United States and 18 years or older. Void where prohibited. Shipping to winners will be supplied by Drs. Foster and Smith. One lucky winner will be chosen at Noon CST on October 17, 2011. Winners will be announced on www.dfs-pet-blog.com/2011/10/the-big-year/. Sponsor: Foster & Smith, Inc., P.O. Box 100, Rhinelander, WI 54501-0100. Employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. Winner will be notified by email, and must reply with their shipping information within 7 days. Failure to reply within the 7 days will forfeit your prize.


Mary Ellen and her husband have two children and Jager, a lab/husky mix adopted from a local rescue organization. Mary Ellen did not grow up in a household with any pets, but it took only a few months working at Drs. Foster and Smith to make her realize she had to have one. She is a merchandising manager here and holds a BS in Business Administration and Marketing from Marquette University.

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Dayna K. October 13, 2011 at 8:34 am

I would love to attract more birds to my yard. Thanks for the giveaway!

sara wilkes October 13, 2011 at 8:49 am

Birds are stunning vertebrates. A group of baby birds, snowy plover, hatch in my tree, in my back yard. They just started learning how to fly, more flapping around then flying at first in my back yard. This is when I got see the lovely baby birds that were growing up in my back yard tree.

Amy Stong October 13, 2011 at 8:52 am

“The Big Year” sounds like a wonderful movie to start the bird feeding season off! Steve Martin is one of my favorite actors!

Rosemary October 13, 2011 at 9:33 am

I seem to have a VERY opinionated Mockingbird adopt our yard. as it’s own. It sits on the electic wire between our house and carport, or on the roof ridge of the house, and just goes to town with the vocalization. I haven’t seen it dive-bomb the cats yet, but I’m sure thats coming eventually.

Sheryl Jones October 13, 2011 at 10:45 am

A week ago I visited the Sand Bluff Bird Observatory near Rockford. It was fascinating and educational. It reignited my passion for wild birds.

Jennifer October 13, 2011 at 10:52 am

Look forward to seeing the movie and would love the bird seed! My cats have been keeping busy watching them and would appreciate more birds in the yard.

Jackie Jones October 14, 2011 at 11:17 am

First time putting out bird seed and water and we can’t believe how much we love the sound and we live on a busy road. Even the Grackels, they fight for seed but we love the sound so pleasant.

Kari October 16, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Ive recently been thinking about adding a feeder to my yard, this would be awesome if we won.

June Gibbs October 16, 2011 at 4:53 pm

As much as I love the birds …I love to photograph them too ! Have my feeders in the right locations so they can be enjoyed on a cold day from the comfort of inside the home. Nothing more relaxing to watch. :-)

Tyra Alldaffer October 16, 2011 at 4:54 pm

We love watching the birds come to our feeders. We have a large array of birds that come to feed, because we live right by the Kansas River. It is almost time for our red-headed woodpeckers to return!! Our dogs enjoy watching them as well.

Megan lillich October 16, 2011 at 5:01 pm

I would love to bring more birds to our small condo complex

Beth Z. October 16, 2011 at 5:03 pm

I LIVE to see all my birds! They are such wonderful entertainment. This movie looks interesting. Love the stars in it. Might just have to get it on DVD. Thanks for the giveaway!

Bill Krouse October 16, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Awesome giveaway, can’t wait to see the movie!

Debbie October 16, 2011 at 5:04 pm

This would be great for my little backyard frenzy! Thanks for the contest

Martha October 16, 2011 at 5:05 pm

There is nothing that is more fun than filling the feeders and watching the featgered “diners” stop by for a meal or a snack. I especially like when the cardinals come in pairs, and the males are so sweet to and protective of the females. Their songs are definitely music to the ears.

Stella Burton October 16, 2011 at 5:17 pm

I would love to try some waste-free birdseed. Thanks for the chance to win it !

Lisa Wahlfeld October 16, 2011 at 5:22 pm

I don’t know which my birds enjoy more, the bird feeders or the year round bird bath I have. I love seeing all the different species of birds we attract to our feeders here in NorthEast Wisconsin. We also have a couple of Blue Jays that come like clock work for their peanuts left on the picnic table for them.

Sandra Collins October 16, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Watching birds at the bird feeders is one of the most relaxing things.

Nancy McDaniel October 16, 2011 at 5:30 pm

I am in the middle of finishing up a bird pond with a drip fall going into it. The birds are actually standing around as if waiting for it to be done. It is right in front of my bedroom window where I also have my hanging feeders. I’m sure I will have many more birds to feed when I am done so the extra seed would be greatly appreciated.

Brenda McGee October 16, 2011 at 5:33 pm

I love feeding my birds and have done it in all seasons for many years. The movie sould like great fun. Thanks for the seed giveaway. My birds would love it!

Bonnie October 16, 2011 at 5:56 pm

We live in the DC metro area and we cherish the wildlife!! I would love to attract more birds to our backyard!

Thank You

Trish October 16, 2011 at 6:03 pm

There are a ton of birds here this time of year. Would love to have some additional seed!

Michelle Spayde October 16, 2011 at 7:07 pm

We love feeding the birds in our back yard, and our (indoor only) kitties love to watch the show as well!

sandy j October 16, 2011 at 8:28 pm

this would be great, my 7 and 4 yr old kids love watching all the birds that come into the yard when we put bird food out, and me too !

Beverly Kerst October 16, 2011 at 9:54 pm

We have many wildbirds coming here, from hummingbirds to even a clutch of Cooper’s hawks that grew up in our back yard and played in the fountain in the hot, dry weather. Our favorits are the cardinals, chickadees, tufted titmouse and nuthatch and 3 species of woodpeckers.They are a constant source of entertainment for our parrots and us.

Beverly October 16, 2011 at 9:56 pm

We have many wildbirds coming here, from hummingbirds to even a clutch of Cooper’s hawks that grew up in our back yard and played in the fountain in the hot, dry weather. Some of our favorites are the cardinals, chickadees, tufted titmouse and nuthatch and 3 species of woodpeckers.They are a constant source of entertainment for our parrots and us.

Jacki S October 17, 2011 at 2:58 am

I am also looking forward to seeing this movie, Steve Martin has been one of my favorite actors/comedians forever. Great cast. I am sure the birds in my yard would love to try out the seed as well.

Kristi October 17, 2011 at 9:31 am

This would be great..I just noticed 5 robins in my yard..I think they’d love some new food!!

Jacki S October 17, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Just wanted to say Thank You for the bird seed. I am sure all the birds in the yard will enjoy it.

Beth Zelten March 15, 2012 at 11:32 am

I look forward to seeing the movie. #CELEBRATE

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