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

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 we...

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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 fitter...

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Sam Williams, PhD

April 15

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

Before we got hold of wild birds Rowan and I wanted to practise our parrot handling and measuring so we could be as efficient as possible and minimise the stress to birds we catch. At the beginning of the year whilst we were still in the UK, Andrew Greenwood and Johanna Storm each gave us a morning...

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Sam Williams, PhD

April 8

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

It’s quite clear from their activities that the parrots are not breeding yet. This is good news as it means there is more time to get things in order before it gets busy. The birds are hanging around in pairs and the different pairs are loosely associated with larger groups. Sometimes they are all...

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