• Short Summary

    An item about a private aviary of rare and exotic birds.

  • Description

    Feltham, Middlesex.

    L/S of a garden with a covered path down to the bottom, the house is in the background. A Cocker Spaniel runs down the path and Flight-Lieutenant Colin Russell comes out of the front door and goes into the aviary at the side of the garden. The dog runs back up the path.

    L/S of Colin in his aviary in the garden, we can see him and the birds through the mesh. He picks up a stool and carries it to the end of the aviary. M/S of a Fischers lovebird from Tanganyika, it has a green body and an orange head. M/S of Colin picking up a jar of food. C/U of the lovebirds climbing on the mesh. M/S of a Princess of Wales Parakeet on a perch.

    L/S of the aviary and the garden shot from above. Colin is seen coming out of the building and walking down the garden path. M/S of him entering another part of the aviary with some food for the birds. There are birds flying round him, and he puts out food for them. M/S of a Plumheaded Parakeet. C/U of Colin placing a piece of sorrel across the perch. M/S of him fixing some cuttle fish onto the side of the cage. C/U of a Peach-Faced lovebird climbing across the roof of the aviary. M/S of four Peach-Faced lovebirds hanging onto the side of the cage. M/S of another bird on a perch.

    M/S of a man and young boy looking at the aviary, the young boy points towards it. C/U of two green birds on a perch, they both fly off. M/S of Mac the Macaw sitting on Colin's shoulder. C/U of Mac.

    C/U of a little bird flying out of a nesting box. M/S of the four lovebirds hanging onto the side of the cage.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:42:00 / 01:45:51:00
    CP 188

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