STK-ID 3436

Two men are shown cleaning a bird house in a small orchard. Snow on ground. Bird house is hoisted back up the pole and the men move onto other birdhouses. Sequence on house, woman of the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service taking possession of it. Man and boy come by and WREN with binoculars. LSs of birds in a bird bath, on the lawn. Man and boy change the water in the bath. ELS of a king bird gathering material for nest building. Interior of wood, man and boy strolling. PAN along tree tops, roofs of dwellings, very leafy. Woman and boy on lawn, boy romps about. The two join man and woman seated in lounge chairs. PAN of trees in a Hamilton park. Shots of tree-lined residential street, a vintage car driving by, PAN to houses. A woman walks her dog in a backyard while another dog tags along. LS, MLS of the nest of the mourning dove in a leafy tree. Shot of creepers stretching up wall of house. Cut to CS of a robin among the leaves, a nest with babies in it, adult robin feeding babies. A boy scatters food on lawn by some trees. The song sparrow is shown eating food on lawn. HAMLS of girl riding horse arriving, LAS of multi-story house of the Purple Martin, Closer shot of house.


Excerpt from
Bird Neighbours In Summer/L'été chez nos amis ailés
National Film Board
Available formats
Video HI 8, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio