Bird Islands in Dams

To: "Judith Hoyle" <>, "Andrew Hobbs" <>, <>, "BirdingAus" <>
Subject: Bird Islands in Dams
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 15:00:38 +1100
Thanks, I didn't realise the raft was so tiny.  Something like that
should be so cheap and easy to set up that I guess it could at least be
used to convince whoever needs convincing that birds will use islands.

Peter Shute

        -----Original Message-----
From: Judith Hoyle 
        Sent: Friday, 14 December 2007 2:23 PM
        To: Peter Shute; Andrew Hobbs; ;
        Subject: RE: [Birding-Aus] Bird Islands in Dams
        Hi Peter,

        Sorry, I had not realised that the article I pasted in did not
transmit with the pictures in it.  I have sent the link below.  You will
see that the structure is not much more than a raft!  Still in this case
it did the trick and it shows how small you can go and still make a



        > Subject: RE: [Birding-Aus] Bird Islands in Dams
        > Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 09:50:54 +1100
        > From: 
        > To: ; ;
        > Where exactly on the site is the photo of the pontoon? I'm
wondering if
        > pontoons could be better than islands, as they could be
constructed to
        > make it difficult for a fox to climb up onto them. Although I
        > that could make it hard for young birds too.
        > Peter Shute
        >  wrote on Thursday, 13
December 2007
        > 6:10 PM:
        > > Hi Everyone,
        > >
        > > In response to the debate bird islands in dams, I have cut
        > > and pasted the article below off the net from Alaska. Jean
        > > Tam's work with Loons in Connors Lake in Anchorage shows how
        > > successful a very simple approach can be in providing refuge
        > > for nesting birds. I have visited this lake with Jean and
        > > Scott and as you can see from the photos the pontoon is not
        > > far from shore. I'm not sure what the fox population is in
        > > Anchorage, but red foxes do inhabit the state and naturally
        > > cats are common pets. As you will read though, raptors were
        > > the big issue for the loons, which they fixed with a screen.

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