Clear video evidence leaves owl killer no choice but to plead guilty

Clear video evidence leaves owl killer no choice but to plead guilty

Video footage showing the chase for an owl killer has been released by the RSPB, following a successful court case.

East Anglian Club breaks tradition with UK's first all-Lizard show

East Anglian Club breaks tradition with UK's first all-Lizard show

East Anglia is set for the UK’s first ever “three-in-one” Lizard canary show for colour-fed, natural and blues.

DEFRA drops licensing bombshell

DEFRA drops licensing bombshell

Birdkeepers may face a nightmare combination of new red tape and costs, if DEFRA plans for a blanket Animal Activities Licence (AAL) become law. Read the story for details on how to download a letter to send to your MP.

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  • When paradise arrived in the North-East

    When paradise arrived in the North-East

    21st September 2018

    Photo: Tony Tilford. King bird-of-paradise: Geoff was lucky enough to get hold of a juvenile bird for his collection   In the 1970s, Geoff Gradwell’s collection of tropical hummingbirds, honeycreepers and tanagers was getting larger by the minute, but there…

  • Editor’s Letter

    Editor’s Letter

    20th September 2018

    JOHN MOSS’S LETTER (below, left) confirms what I’ve seen: the world of online bird sales can be murky territory. What Mr Moss is saying follows from the transition from the traditional local markets for exchange/purchase of birds, to nationwide or…

  • Why competition matters

    Why competition matters

    19th September 2018

    Photo: As a beginner fancier, Ady set himself realistic goals each year. He is pictured here (right) holding his winning bird with Paul Redford at a Teesside Budgerigar Society show in 2013   Following on from his article last week, Ady…

  • Latest Issue September 19

    18th September 2018

    In the September 19, issue of Cage & Aviary Birds, following on from his article last week, Ady Lovack discusses changes to his set-up, nest-box troubles and why there is no substitute for pitting his birds against the best   In news,…

  • A home for the heart

    A home for the heart

    17th September 2018

    Photo: © Shutterstock.com/Peter Wey. In the wild, the Mindanao bleeding-heart is found in the Philippines, notably the islands of Bohol and Mindanao   As Cotswold Wildlife Park looks for a suitable mate for its male Mindanao bleeding-heart dove, Chris Green explains…