• Short Summary

    Ducks, geese and swans are seen here at the Wildfowl Trust in Slimbridge.

  • Description

    Slimbridge, Gloucestershire.

    Various shots of birds at the Wildfowl Trust; flamingos, numerous types of ducks, geese, ducklings are seen in the water. Two workers catch a duck in a net so they can give it some eye drops. Workers Maureen Bower and Doctor John Beer catch a swan on a river; Maureen sprinkles powder on the swan's head to prevent feather lice.

    Dr Matthews and Chris Beale fling a Mallard into the air in a field and watch it fly off through binoculars, making notes and checking a direction finder. This is part of their research into why most Mallards fly off in a north-westerly direction. They take another Mallard from a basket and tape a tiny electric bulb and battery pack to the leg of a Mallard before letting it fly off.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    407.05
    Media URN:
    4231
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    21/09/1967
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:21:00 / 01:49:45:00
    Canister:
    CP 665

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