At dairy road today

To: 'Maryanne Gates' <>, 'Geoffrey Dabb' <>
Subject: At dairy road today
From: denisekay49--- via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2022 08:53:08 +0000

I absolutely agree Maryanne


How will they escape from predators once their little feet are caught in the mesh ? extremely dangerous .


Denise Kay


Denise Kay

Flying–fox Coordinator

ACT Wildlife






From: Canberrabirds <> On Behalf Of Maryanne Gates via Canberrabirds
Sent: Wednesday, 14 September 2022 6:22 PM
To: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Cc: Canberrabirds <>
Subject: Re: [Canberrabirds] At dairy road today



I wish I had a dollar for every bird that I've had come into care tangled in that mesh. Looks like a disaster waiting to happen :-(

Maryanne Gates

Bird Coordinator

Wildcare Queanbeyan Inc

PO Box 1404 Queanbeyan NSW 2620


0411 422 897



On Wed, 14 Sept 2022 at 12:17, Geoffrey Dabb <> wrote:

This morning’s photo from Dairy Road shows a Black-fronted Dotterel with a field of droplets on the nylon mesh evidently used to protect the coming crop of turf.  Despite what you might think, the mesh did not seem to affect the foraging bird.  Alert followers of this chatline and the royal funeral arrangements might have noticed that the same type of aircraft recently shown from the same point in this series was used yesterday to fly Princess Anne and Her Majesty’s coffin from Edinburgh to London, a C-17 Globemaster.  According to The Scotsman the same individual aircraft was used in operations in Afghanistan and Ukraine.


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