Female Masked Woodswallow Stuck in Barbed Wire

To: kym bradley <>
Subject: Female Masked Woodswallow Stuck in Barbed Wire
From: Denise Kay <>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:14:59 +0000
great work Kym and beautiful photos .

I removed a grey Headed Flying Fox from barbed wire at Belconnen Police station last Saturday. Sadly she was pregnant and aborted overnight .

I think Barbed wire is the most useless example of progress ever . Many of the Community gardens have fences with barbed wire who knows why , it is false security. 

If people want to get in they can cut their way through a fence and I know many gardens have lost many dollars worth of tools etc. in that way.

Denise Kay
Flying Fox Coordinator
ACT Wildlife

On 17 Oct 2019, at 5:42 pm, kym bradley <> wrote:

image of the bird caught in barb wire via toe and tail feather was taken at a distance to see if an intervention was needed not a good image at all

Which was required

Released her with no major damage, held for a minute or so opened one finger  at a time and off she flew

One thing I did notice when I had her in my hands on the barbed wire is how soft she was compared to other birds


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