Educational film showing various breeds of bird nesting, flying, feeding etc.
"In the Garden". Shot of two people sitting in the garden of a beautiful old house.
"Blue Tit". A nesting box in a tree. C/U of a blue tit flying in and out of the cut hole. Lid of nesting box taken off to reveal a nest inside with ten eggs. Lid is replaced. Blue tit settles on a branch with a worm in its mouth. Then flies into the box. Top shot of interior of box - hungry mouths to feed. Open mouths of the babies visible. Tit perched on branch with a worm in its mouth. "Chaffinch" - nest with baby birds inside. C/U of a chaffinch on a branch. Babies in the nest are fed by an adult bird. "Blackbird" - adult bird feeds its young.
"In Trees" - Tree tops silhouetted against a sky. Camera pans upward. "Buzzard" - very large nest in the tree tops. Baby birds preen themselves. Adult buzzards. Buzzard flying in the sky. C/U of buzzards. Buzzard lands on the nest. "Mistle-Thrush - babies in the nest being fed by an adult bird. "Greater Spotted Woodpecker. Woodpecker in the treetops. We see it by the hole in the wood it has made for its nest. Cross section of the tree to show how the wood has been hollowed out - eggs at the bottom.
"Near Water" - reeds in a lake. "Reed Warbler" - Shot of reflections of reeds in water. Pan up to a nest. Adult bird on the nest. It gets comfy. "Common Tern" - we see adult bird on the nest then two babies wandering around. "Ringed Plover" - adult bird seen scuttling around then two hatched babies. "Coot" - we see adult coot swimming amongst the reeds then sitting on its nest. C/U of a baby bird hatching from an egg. It falls into the water and starts to swim. "Swan" - two adult swans by their nest. One gets up to reveal eggs. The other adult settles down on the eggs. Cygnets swim in the water with an adult swan.
Produced with the Co-operation of the National Committee for Visual Aids in Education.