Bird Documentary
The Winged Forest Allies

This is a very interesting Polish bird documentary about the birds of Poland, in their natural environment: from building nests and rearing young, to acquiring food. The film follows nearly 30 common bird species in Poland, including tit, blackbird, bunting, cap, Remiz, Nuthatch, chaffinch, bullfinch, crane, and primrose.

Yes, it is narrated in Polish. However, the photography speaks for itself and is a wonder to watch.


The document provides interesting insights and information about behavior of birds. The Shrike, for example, could be regarded as very exemplary. The male takes care of the partner, gaining nourishment during the common nesting, egg laying and incubation.

However, detailed studies reveal, that both sides have romances elsewhere. As soon as the opportunity arises, males endeavor to have sex with the descendants of the other slots. It appears that the male is even a Shrike bigamist, having two wives in their territory. He does not double up efforts at educating the young, mostly because it helps only one female. A single mother is less likely to maintain all the chicks alive and usually manages to raise only part of the clutch.

The winner of these struggles is the faithless male Shrike, which leaves a larger number of children bearing his genes.

The film "Winged Forest Allies" closely follows the habits of birds, especially those concerning the nesting, hatching chicks and care to the parents of the young bird. Beautiful pictures, made out of hiding, generating interest in forestry and natural beauty make them aware of the need to support the presence of certain species of birds in the forests because of their importance to ecosystems.

The film also shows that birds are the natural allies of the forest, mainly by the fact that they reduce pest populations. 


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