Hogsback and the Cape Parrot Project

I’ve been on a trip for a few days to Hogsback in the Eastern Cape, to help out with some fieldwork for the Cape Parrot Project.

The parrots were absolutely amazing, I started to understand what sensitive, clever, social animals they are. What is threatening them currently and their history is fairly complicated, better explained by Steve Boyes over here – http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/02/13/south-africas-cape-parrot-a-story-of-people-and-parrots-over-many-generations/.

I had a great time in Hogsback, it’s a really beautiful part of the world.

Sunrise at the pecan orchard near Hogsback

Sunrise at the pecan orchard near Hogsback

Blood sample, measurements and weight being taken from a Cape Parrot

A Cape Parrot

The road to Hogsback, Eastern Cape, South Africa

The road to Hogsback, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Folding up a mist net in the pecan nut grove

Folding up a mist net in the pecan nut grove

The team milling around

The team milling around

After a hike

After a hike

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