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Birds of Blakeney Point

Amateur filmmaker Mr E.C. Le Grice, with his 16mm camera, captures the terns and oystercatchers on Blakeney Point Nature Reserve, circa 1935.

Amateur film 1935 15 mins Silent

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Made by Edward Charles Le Grice, circa 1935. A keen amateur filmmaker, Mr Le Grice of Norwich took along his 16mm camera to Blakeney Point, a National Nature Reserve that lies within the North Norfolk Coast. The film begins with the journey in a small boat, presumably from nearby Morston, and arriving at the Point, and continues as a wonderful record of the terns and their chicks and of oystercatchers in flight.

Blakeney Point is a National Nature Reserve, managed by the National Trust since 1912. It is a North Norfolk Coast Site of Special Scientific Interest.