• Short Summary

    Nurses at the sanatorium at Harderwijk, Holland, have acquired a family of most unusual "patients" ---- nine tiny coaltits born recently in a bicycle bag.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Sanatorium
    0.05

    2.
    LV Nurses walk to bicycles
    0.19

    3.
    SV Owner of the cycle opens the pannier bag
    0.27

    4.
    CU Ditto
    0.32

    5.
    SCU Chicks in nest
    0.37

    6.
    CU Ditto
    0.41

    7.
    CU Nurse
    0.45

    8.
    CU Chicks fighting
    0.50

    9.
    SV Mother of the chicks flies into pannier bag and out again
    0.59

    10.
    CU Mother returns and flies away
    1.02

    11.
    LV Ditto
    1.20



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Nurses at the sanatorium at Harderwijk, Holland, have acquired a family of most unusual "patients" ---- nine tiny coaltits born recently in a bicycle bag.

    Visnews filmed May 14 the chicks with their proud parents living in comfort in the nurse's "hold-all".

    The nurse, cycling from work one day heard a noise in the pannier bag attached to the back of her machine. Stopping to investigate she saw a bird fly from the bag. Inside was a half built nest.

    Anxious not to disturb the nesting, she took her cycle back to the hospital and forsook the use of it. Soon the parents had completed the nest and the hen laid ten eggs from which nine chicks were hatched.

    Now the coaltit family has become used to visits from the nurses who take the keenest interest in the daily growth of the fledglings.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEME69VX5H0B8D4MWHAAF5I3IW
    Media URN:
    VLVAEME69VX5H0B8D4MWHAAF5I3IW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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