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    Bird sanctuary on islands off coast of Wales.

    L/S boat load of people approaching island. L/S cliff with seagulls on water in foreground. C/U cliff face, gulls flying in foreground. M/S cliff face with birds resting and flying. L/S from island, boat being drawn in onto beach. C/U two puffins resting on rocks.

    C/U two gulls. M/S three people climbing cliff. M/S penguin. M/S woman picking up penguin. C/U woman handing penguins to man. L/S two men looking for nests. C/U nest and man removing baby bird from nest. M/S man handing baby bird to other man. C/U bird in man's hand.

    M/S two men looking out over island. C/U two men looking through binoculars. L/S two men on cliff top crawling towards birds' nests. M/S man trapping puffin. C/U man marking ring on puffin's leg. M/S man releasing puffin.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:30:52:00 / 01:33:00:00
    NP 215
    Sort Number:
    NP 215
  • Appears in...

    Trade & Industry
    British coast Bill Oddie
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Bird sanctuary on islands off coast of Wales" - the islands in question are Grassholm, Skomer and Skokholm.

  2. jamied says

    There are three references within the shots list to "penguins" on the island. This seems somewhat unlikely just off the Welsh coast! They are instead simply baby birds, perhaps razorbills, (I'm no expert on the subject!).

    Judging by the commentary, all the footage in this clip is shot specifically on Skokholm.

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