In the May 25, 2016, issue of Cage & Aviary Birds, Bill Naylor takes a closer look at the European blackbird and explains why this musical, assertive species is as wonderful to observe in the wild as it is in captivity
In news, a Lizard canary model is to be resurrected and awarded to the best exhibit at November's Lizard Canary Association (LCA) Classic show and officials at the North Wales Fife FCC have secured a larger location for its November open show after seeing the club outgrow its original venue.
Leading Continental breeder Piet Renders has been interested in the London fancy canary for the past 17 years since he first came across an article about this extinct canary. He has subsequently gone on to help revive the ancient variety in the Netherlands. Then, last year, came two breakthroughs, when Piet's latest London fancies caused sensations at shows in Holland and England
Prominent Yorkshire canary breeder and clubman Brian Keenan serves up a checklist of "Do's and Don'ts" designed to be kept in your birdroom, covering major subjects such as housing, exhibiting, supplements, breeding and feeding
Two ongoing projects for Sam Wildes involve developing his recessive pied and greywing lines, and this year he has produced some promising-looking examples of each variety
Plus lots more, including Alderton's Observations, Old Bird, Ask the Expert and Book Review