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

Sam Williams, PhD

August 5

Parrot Blogger: Sam Williams, PhD | Aug 05, 2006

The chicks from all but one of the nests we have been following have now fledged. So there have been at least 23 chicks entering the wild population this year, which is great news! The remaining three chicks in the tree nest are a few weeks off just yet. Once they fledge the chicks do not return to...

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Sam Williams, PhD

July 22

Parrot Blogger: Sam Williams, PhD | Jul 22, 2006

On Thursday I visited a nest we call the Nose where there is a single chick.  To an imaginative person there are features on the cliff that look like a face and guess where the cavity is?! The cliff is around 20meters high and the nest a little above half way. I abseiled down, then I attached a...

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Sam Williams, PhD

July 15

Parrot Blogger: Sam Williams, PhD | Jul 15, 2006

Some of the older chicks now look almost like real parrots and they have real characters. I think in the next week a few will be leaving their nests. Getting them out of the cavities now typically involves a few bites but they are not yet so strong. They have become a hand full to measure and check...

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Sam Williams, PhD

July 9

Parrot Blogger: Sam Williams, PhD | Jul 09, 2006

I had thought that when the chicks got bigger it would be easier to remove them from the nest. My thinking being that they would be a bit more robust and I could hook them with the ladle without needing the extreme caution I was using for the tiny chicks. In that respect they are easier to deal...

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