Female Masked Woodswallow Stuck in Barbed Wire

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Subject: Female Masked Woodswallow Stuck in Barbed Wire
From: Danny McCreadie <>
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:23:12 +0000

Good work Kym,

Fences pose all kinds of problems for wildlife.

Unfortunately we were too late for this Emu near Burra SA a while back. Sadly not an unusual situation.



From: kym bradley <>
Sent: Thursday, October 17, 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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