A boat full of children on a river through a forest, seeing beavers, birds, fledglings, and a mouse
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Meshchersk Forest Reserve, Ryazan Region, Russia, USSR / Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
MS Tree branches blowing in the wind, pan to show part of the surrounding scenery and river. MS Motorboat with children from the Pavushev Primary School moving up river. (2 shots). Good travel shot taken from front of boat as it goes through leaves into a glade. MS An adult on the boat points something out to group of children. MS Beaver takes to the water and swims. MS and LS Beaver washing itself on river bank. MS Blossom falling from trees. MS Tom-tit on branch of tree. MS Birdhouse built on tree trunk, which is the tom-tits home for the eggs and fledgelings. CU Mouse on top of the nest trying to get in. MS Group of children watching. Good shots as the tom-tits return and peck at the mouse to try and frighten him away. CU Fledgelings in the nest with their mouths wide open and craning their necks. MS Tom-tits still attacking the mouse, who eventually disappears. MS Children watching. CU Bird enters its home on tree trunk. Blossom falling in the forest. LS Children leave the forest.
Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 21/08/1960. Alternative spellings: Meshchersk / Meschchersk.