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Parrot Bloggers
Personal online journals of parrot
specialists from around the world.

Sam Williams, PhD

July 1

Parrot Blogger: Sam Williams, PhD | Jul 01, 2006

This week has been another week with mixed news. On Monday night we heard that someone had shot 8 adult parrots and that they had been hung on a gate. So first thing on Tuesday morning I visited the place where they were said to be and sure enough there were dead birds, three parrots and a...

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Sam Williams, PhD

June 24

Parrot Blogger: Sam Williams, PhD | Jun 24, 2006

In an earlier post I said I was going to get a ladle to help extract chicks from the nest. Well I now have an array of plastic kitchenware available for this task and they have been invaluable. I have three that I tend use and my favourite is the “magic ladle”. For some nests the magic ladle is a...

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Sam Williams, PhD

June 17

Parrot Blogger: Sam Williams, PhD | Jun 17, 2006

The parrot chicks are doing well. Some even have feathers now and they are beginning to look like real birds! Of the nests we can get into, there are 3 with 4 chicks, 4 with 3 chicks and 3 with a single chick. We know of a couple of other nests but they are so deep we can’t get to the chicks and...

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Sam Williams, PhD

April 29

Parrot Blogger: Sam Williams, PhD | Apr 29, 2006

To help us record as many breeding attempts as possible we asked a former poacher Buchy Frans if he’d show us some nests. I met Buchy on my last visit and kept in touch with him as I knew he had a wealth of information on the parrots. Buchy is a remarkable Bonairian. He’s 76, though probably...

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