Caught by the River

Birds of The Fenlands, 1972

9th November 2016

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From Britain on Film, available on BFI Player

From the BFI website:

A visual aid for children to learn about natural history, this film follows two children, Rachel and Nigel, who accompany keeper Harry Barnes through a Fenland mere to discover the birdlife and wildlife that lives there. The children travel in a punt along a stretch of water and peer through the reeds looking at coots, a swan with cygnets, and a nesting Great Crested Grebe. They see moorhens, a reed warbler and a whitethroat warbler, toads and ducklings.

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