• Short Summary

    IN A CLUMP OF TREES AMID A SWAMP NEAR GRAFTON IN THE AUSTRALIAN STATE OF NEW SOUTH WALES, NATURALISTS HAVE FOUND A BIRD COLONY OF WHICH THEY ARE TAKING VERY GOOD CARE.

  • Description

    1.
    LV EGRETS COLONY.
    0.04

    2.
    SV EGRET COMES INTO LAND 2 SHOTS.
    0.09

    3.
    CU YOUNG EGRET'S NEST.
    0.14

    4.
    LV TWO EGRETS ON TOP OF TREES.
    0.17

    5.
    SV EGRET FEEDING YOUNG.
    0.22

    6.
    CU YOUNG EGRETS IN NEST.
    0.25

    7.
    LV EGRETS IN TREES. 2 SHOTS.
    0.34

    8.
    BIG CU..EGRET'S HEAD.
    0.36

    9.
    LV EGRET COLONY.
    0.39

    10.
    SV MAN CLIMBS INTO TREE.
    0.43

    11.
    SV MAN GETS YOUNG EGRET OUT OF NEST.
    0.49

    12.
    LV ADULT EGRET LOOKS ON.
    0.52

    13.
    CU YOUNG EGRETS IN NEST.
    0.54

    14.
    CU YOUNG EGRET RINGED BY MAN.
    0.59

    15.
    BIG CU..YOUNG EGRET'S HEAD.
    1.02

    16.
    CU RING FITTED ROUND EGRET'S CLAW.
    1.06

    17.
    CU YOUNG EGRET TRIES TO PECK.
    1.09

    18.
    LV EGRET'S NEST.
    1.10



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    Background: IN A CLUMP OF TREES AMID A SWAMP NEAR GRAFTON IN THE AUSTRALIAN STATE OF NEW SOUTH WALES, NATURALISTS HAVE FOUND A BIRD COLONY OF WHICH THEY ARE TAKING VERY GOOD CARE.IT IS THE NESTING PLACE FOR A COLONY OF EGRETS, THE LONG LEGGED WADING BIRDS OFTEN MISTAKENLY CALLED CRANES.

    DURING THE BREEDING SEASON, EGRETS GROW THE HIGHLY ORNAMENTAL PLUMES KNOWN AS OSPREYS - AND AS A RESULT WERE FOR A LONG TIME MUCH SOUGHT AFTER BY MILLINERS.HOWEVER THE WHOLESALE SLAUGHTER OF THE BIRDS WAS STOPPED BY LAW WHEN IT WAS REALISED THE SPECIES WAS IN DANGER OF DYING OUT.

    THE EGGS, ABOUT THE SIZE OF A BANTAM'S, ARE PALE BLUE.ONCE HATCHED THEY ARE AN EASY PREY TO FOXES, LIZARDS, EAGLES AND HAWKS.HOWEVER THIS NEST HAS A REGULAR AND FAR MORE FRIENDLY VISITOR.EACH YEAR A NATURALIST REMOVED THE YOUNG EGRETS FROM THE NEST AND BANDS THEIR LEGS WITH A SPECIAL LABEL SO THAT THE MOVEMENTS AND MIGRATORY HABITS OF THESE RARE BIRDS CAN BE STUDIED MORE CLOSELY IN THE FUTURE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3L71MPP7F9WR6PHLYUA7245BJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3L71MPP7F9WR6PHLYUA7245BJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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