Wind in the Reeds

1959 , Norfolk Broads (Norfolk)

A film by Philip Wayre, naturalist and conservationist, observing the activity of the wild birds, animals, and flowers that inhabit the Norfolk Broads, throughout the four seasons of the year.

Its summertime; music streams from Hickling’s Pleasure Boat Inn, boats stand on the broads waterway, and the occasional holidaymaker relaxes in the sun, oblivious to the hive of wildlife activity that occurs in the reed beds and natural Broads environment. Russell Sewell, a reed cutter, travels along the waterway in a Norfolk punt and sets to work, cutting and clearing reeds from the waterbed, mindful not to disturb the creatures that inhabit the area. Philip Wayre documents the wild flowers, birds and animals that call the Broads their home, observing the activity of different species - throughout Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn - with commentary noting the natural predators, prey, nurturing practices, and battles with seasonal elements that the animals must overcome. Featured species include, Wildfowl; Swan; Harvest Mouse; Weasel; Heron; Coot; Water vole; Barn owl; Blue Tit; Bee; Wild duck; Pike; Fox; Bittern; Black tern; Coypu; Bearded tit; Sedge warbler; Great crested grebe; Swallowtail butterfly; Housemartin; Reed warbler; Canada geese; Swallowtail caterpillar; Kingfisher; Reed warbler; Natterjack toad; Otter; and Eel.

Featured Buildings

The Pleasure Boat Inn, Hickling, Norfolk Ye Olde Ferry Inn, Horning, Norfolk

Keywords

Birds; Nature; Reed cutting; Seasons; Wildlife

Other Places

Hickling; Horning

  • Director : Philip Wayre

  • Producer : Philip Wayre

  • Camera : Philip Wayre

  • Editor : Raoul Sobel

  • Script : Ted Ellis - Commentary written by

Manifestations

Wind in the Reeds

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    Parts
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    0:41:19
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    23/11/2010
    Parts
    Reference
    697781
  • Activities
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    Identifier
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    12/11/2010
    Parts
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    silent
  • Activities
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    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
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    Colour System
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    Dimension
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    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    Y
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    11/11/2010
    Parts
    Reference
    696951
    Sound
    sound
    Sound System
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