Bird Islands in Dams

To: Peter Shute <>, Andrew Hobbs <>, <>, BirdingAus <>
Subject: Bird Islands in Dams
From: Judith Hoyle <>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 03:23:26 +0000
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 difference!


> 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 guess> 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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