Snipe fighting

To: shorty <>, COG Chat <>
Subject: Snipe fighting
From: Lori Gould <>
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2019 02:47:49 +0000

OMG! What is the Swamp coming to? Number 74 has been with us all season which is nice – even if he / she is a bit of a trouble-maker


Speaking of the Swamp…. and for everyone’s information, we are doing a Snipe catch next weekend on the evenings of Fri 29th and Sat 30th November. This means we will be setting up mist nets both those nights and they will be in-situ overnight until around 9am the following day. They will be removed during the day. We are fitting satellite transmitters to Snipe that are big enough.


Feel free to drop me an email / call me if you wish to get involved or want some more information. We will be at the Wetlands centre all weekend.


Cheers Lori



Lori Gould

Program Manager

Woodlands and Wetlands Trust (Jerrabomberra Wetlands)


M: 0439 030 058

PO Box 58 Fyshwick ACT 2609




From: shorty <>
Sent: Saturday, 23 November 2019 5:48 PM
To: COG Chat <>
Subject: [canberrabirds] Snipe fighting


I had a quick visit to Jerra Wetlands late this morning and while in Ardea hide i saw 2 Snipe engaging in a full on fight near Snipe hide. It was too far away to get any decent photos but was interesting to watch. Most of the fighting took place in the air with locked feet and stabbing the belly of the other bird with their beak. After a while the one with no leg flag flew over to the shingle island but the flagged bird was still not happy and flew over and the fighting began again.


Then a Chestnut Teal charged at the Snipe making them fly away, i thought this strange but then a Male Chestnut Teal came around the point with six ducklings. I guess mum was not happy with the Snipe fighting in front of her kids.



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