• Short Summary

    Budgies fly free from a special budgie-flap in Rosemary Upton's aviary.

  • Description

    Margaretting, Essex.

    M/S of an aviary; numerous budgies are perched inside; low angle M/S of pretty white and yellow budgies on a perch; others flutter around. C/Us of two yellow ones who seem to be kissing; another yellow budgie on the perch.

    C/U of a yellow and green budgie looking in through the hole of a nest-box; he then climbs on top of it, twitches and flies off. Low angle M/S of a line of budgies sitting on a branch, used in the aviary as a perch; more fly onto it. Commentator says the birds "owe their freedom to Mrs Rosemary Upton who has constructed an exit in the roof of their home". We see Rosemary walk up to the aviary, climb up a ladder and take a square out of the roof; numerous birds come fluttering out.

    Commentator says "The exit is open all day, and the chatter from the birds remaining in the aviary - usually the hens occupied with their young - is quite enough to recall them". Low angle M/S of some budgies in a tree in the garden; Rosemary walks amongst the trees, looking up into them. C/Us of a little yellow budgie, perched on a branch in a tree and a blue and white one in a tree, shaking it's head and having a look around.

    Note: on file are notes on Rosemary Upton, plus two articles by her about her aviary; she bred budgerigars professionally.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:29:00 / 01:51:33:00
    CP 073

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