Snipe Project Update 4th May

Subject: Snipe Project Update 4th May
From: Lori Gould <>
Date: Mon, 4 May 2020 09:07:28 +0000

Hi All Again,


One of our birds has hit PNG (number 59). Exciting! And thankyou for everyone who wrote to me to correct my spelling last email (‘bated’ breath not ‘baited’ breath haha). Ironically ‘bated’ is a bird-related term and has nothing to do with catching fish (something to look up in your spare time). But I digress…


The other bird (number 64) we have not heard from for a couple of weeks. We think it is more likely that the tag failed or the weak point in the harness gave out (we put these in the harnesses on purpose so that the birds aren’t burdened with their back packs for the rest of their lives). We don’t think she perished because the transmissions just stopped suddenly but we will never really know. We can only hope. We may or may not see her back at the Wetlands next year. Given that we have had around 8 birds return out around 60 birds we have put leg flags on at Jerra (and some more than once), the odds might be in our favour. (Positive thinking).


For the latest update and map of bird number 59 click on the link below:


Cheers Lori



Lori Gould

Program Manager

Woodlands and Wetlands Trust (Jerrabomberra Wetlands)


M: 0439 030 058

PO Box 58 Fyshwick ACT 2609



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