Swan banding project

To: Christine <>
Subject: Swan banding project
From: Brittany Brockett <>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2020 09:30:34 +0000
Hi All, 

Just for everyone's information I've sent Christine an email with contact details for Jon Coleman, who runs the banding project on swans in Canberra. Definitely no reason to call ACT wildlife about bands popping up!

Happy birding,

On Fri, 13 Nov 2020, 4:30 pm Christine, <> wrote:
Hi all,

I wonder if anyone can help me with info about a Swan banding project, or with what might have happened to the swan in the attached photo.

Over the past couple of months I have noticed that swans around canberra have been acquiring bling, so I assume someone is doing a study of some kind.

Today I was watching a swan at Franklin, and noticed that it was only using one leg.
I watched for a while trying to see what was going on,and thought that the swan had lost a leg. But then, of course, the Swan swam to the other end of the pond. Eventually it came back, and soon started up-ending to forage on the bottom of the pond. After a while I determined that the leg was actually still there - I think.

If anyone can provide any information on who is doing the study, or if there is a need to get wildlife rescue involved please let me know. I would assume that if the swan cannot use one leg it would not be able to get onto dry land etc, though it seems fine in the water.

Christine D.
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