DEFRA: ‘21-day declaration form is no longer required

DEFRA: ‘21-day declaration form is no longer required

UK birdkeepers no longer need to sign a “21-day” declaration with regards to Newcastle Disease after the government relaxed the risk level from medium to low.

£150 for Maidstone best British

£150 for Maidstone best British

A new British bird club has formed in response to next month’s South-Eastern Classic Bird Show and Sale, presented by Cage & Aviary Birds.

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.

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  • Editor’s letter

    Editor’s letter

    13th March 2019

    WAS IT REALLY Dorothy L. Sayers who coined the famous advertising slogan “Guinness is good for you”? David Alderton (see page 12, March 13, writing mainly about toucans) is such a fount of information. I once read her crime novel…

  • Editor’s Letter

    Editor’s Letter

    6th March 2019

    REGULAR CONTRIBUTOR JARROD cotter must, I feel, enjoy compiling his monthly “Feather by Feather” article for Cage & Aviary Birds. It is quite a challenge to depict those intricate individual feathers on the page to show clearly how they constitute…

  • BREEDING RETURNS SHOW POSITIVE TRENDS FOR FOREIGN AND BRITISH BIRDS

    BREEDING RETURNS SHOW POSITIVE TRENDS FOR FOREIGN AND BRITISH BIRDS

    5th March 2019

    Above: L-r: society president Roger Tippett awards Barbara Sparrow the Meritorious Award, with society chairman Fred Smith.   ALMOST 500 BIRDS were bred in 2018 from Severn Counties Foreign & British Bird Society (SCF&BBS) members – with many species increasing…

  • Editors letter

    Editors letter

    27th February 2019

    FULL MARKS TO Andy Early for asking the key question: “Are you going to tell us how you did it?” The interviewee (see page 12) is Dutch canary breeder Piet Renders, and “it” refers to the original choice of pairing…

  • Editor’s Letter

    Editor’s Letter

    20th February 2019

    THIS WEEK WE’VE prominently featured an article from the RSPB about the swift – just about the most non-cage-bird you can imagine. Why? Because I reckon fanciers will appreciate these charismatic birds and are in a special position to help…