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  • Short Summary

    The hummingbird is featured - babies are fed and then become pets - very tame.

  • Description

    "Seemingly like a knot on a branch, but in reality the home of the hummingbird."

    C/U of a hummingbird sitting in its funny nest. Closer shot of the bird. Another angle of the bird and nest - from behind. "The eggs are the daintiest things in birdland." C/U of the nest with two eggs visible. "Babies - three dozen make a handful." C/U of an outstretched hand with two tiny baby birds held inside it. C/U of the babies. "Honey, fresh from the flowers, is their food." C/U of hummingbird hovering over a flower. Another shot of a hummingbird feeding from a flower. MS of bird in nest being fed by a parent.

    "With 25 meals a day, the young grow until they are too large for the tiny nest" L/S of baby bird on a branch. C/U of the bird. "Trusting friends - " C/U of man holding a hand out, in his hand sits two baby birds and the parent bird comes and feeds the young whilst they are held in the hand. The man wears a foppish cravat! Or perhaps it is a woman. A baby bird sits on a little girls' shoulder and a parent bird sits beside it.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 491.

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    Film ID:
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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:02:00 / 01:10:12:00
    EP 199

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