[canberrabirds] RE: Black Swans in Canberra, 4-7 July

To: Philip Veerman <>
Subject: [canberrabirds] RE: Black Swans in Canberra, 4-7 July
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2015 04:19:48 +0000
A couple of other good spots are

   1. Bowen Park (Lake Burley Griffin) just East of Kings Avenue where the
   swans come to try to scrounge food off passers by; and
   2. they have recently been grazing in quite large numbers on the turf
   farm to the East of the Monaro Highway between Duntroon and Fyshwick
   (traffic may be an issue here).

Neither of these are particularly 'natural' environments so you might also
like to try your luck in Kellys Swamp (take Fyshwick Exit off Monaro Hwy
and then signs to Dairy Road).

I've marked these spots and Philip's suggestion on the attached clip from
Google Earth

Martin Butterfield

On 1 July 2015 at 13:09, Philip Veerman <> wrote:

> Hello Andrea,
> You could have written to the Canberrabirds email list instead. I will
> forward to the list. Black Swans can be found every day in Canberra and can
> be readily hand fed or filmed at a distance. Just come here, go to Lake BG
> I
> suggest around Commonwealth Park and point the cameras.
> Philip
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf
> Of
> Andrea Distefano
> Sent: Wednesday, 1 July 2015 10:30 AM
> To: 
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Black Swans in Canberra, 4-7 July
> Hello,
> Robert Curran suggest that I contact Birding-Aus about the possibility of
> putting a post up on your site.
> I'm a Melbourne-based film producer. I'm working on a video art project
> with
> an American artist and we are travelling to Canberra this weekend. We're
> hoping to find a group of black swans to film whilst we are there.
> Given that the black swans move around so much, Robert suggested that we
> would need timely information and that it could be a good idea to put up a
> post on Birding-Aus close to the time we are filming. Hopefully we haven't
> left it too late.
> If possible, this is the post that we would like listed on your site:
> An art project which is being filmed in Canberra between 4-7 July, is
> hoping
> to take footage of a group of black swans on water. Given that black swans
> move around so much, we are seeking any information that the Bird-Aus
> community may have about the current placement of black swans in the
> region.
> If you have any timely information about sightings of black swans in the
> Canberra region for this week, please contact Andrea on
>  or 0421 314 261.
> We have read the Ethical Birding Guidelines for photography which we will
> follow for the filming. We will not distress the birds in any way, and our
> filming will be conducted at a distance from the swans.
> Thank you in advance for your assistance.
> Could you please let me know if you would be happy to post this? or if you
> require any further info from me.
> Many thanks,
> Andrea
> Andrea Distefano
> Ph: 0421 314 261
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