Female Masked Woodswallow Stuck in Barbed Wire

To: 'kym bradley' <>, "" <>
Subject: Female Masked Woodswallow Stuck in Barbed Wire
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:22:12 +0000

Well done. Looks like she was caught in the twist of the wire.


From: kym bradley [
Sent: Thursday, 17 October, 2019 5:42 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Female Masked Woodswallow Stuck in Barbed Wire


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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