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Big Bill - The Story of a Heron

UK, 1976 (MIFF 1977)

Director: Hugh Miles

The life history of the grey heron, woven around the story of one bird, Big Bill, and his parents. It deals with most aspects of herons' lives, including the influences on breeding success and survival.

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