"" <>, 'Christine' <>, 'COG chatline' <>
Swan banding project
Wed, 18 Nov 2020 07:58:41 +0000
I’d say every swan I have seen in the last perhaps 12 months, from Gungahlin, Lake Ginninderra, Commonwealth Park, Jerrabomberra , Lake Tuggeranong, has had a red band on their leg, sometimes also
an older silver band on the other leg.
I’ve also wondered about this project.
Sent: Saturday, 14 November 2020 9:17 AM
To: 'Christine' <>; 'COG chatline' <>
Cc: 'Mark Clayton' <>
Subject: Re: [Canberrabirds] Swan banding project
Interesting. Our resident pair of swans on Lake Jerrabomberra (only recently arrived) are both banded. A few days ago a second pair arrived and challenged the residents. The male of that pair was
also banded (BJ0 red left leg and silver on right leg). Not sure about the female.
From: Christine <>
Sent: Friday, 13 November 2020 4:30 PM
To: COG chatline <>
Cc: Mark Clayton <>
Subject: [Canberrabirds] Swan banding project
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.
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