Swans taking off

To: "'martin butterfield'" <>, "'CanberraBirds'" <>
Subject: Swans taking off
From: "Chris Davey" <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 21:22:38 +1100

It all depends on the strength and direction of the wind.  I have seen a Little Eagle take off with a rabbit trap plus enclosed adult rabbit but the wind, slope of the land and the direction were perfect.




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From: martin butterfield [
Sent: Wednesday, 23 January 2008 2:10 PM
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Subject: [canberrabirds] Swans taking off


Alex mentioned the thought that swans will have difficulty taking off from a small body of water.  While riding my bike past The Boathouse, I saw two of them take off from the gravel area beside the Lake.  They seemed to have more trouble than usual gaining altitude - and passed 2m in front of me at handlebar height, which was a tad intimidating.

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