Editor’s Letter

  • Editor’s Letter

    Editor’s Letter

    2nd January 2019

    WELCOME TO 2019! I’m not sure how we got here so soon, but then it still comes as a surprise to me that Greenidge and Haynes aren’t still opening for the West Indies, or that the crisis over Europe isn’t…

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    Editor’s letter

    19th December 2018

    WHAT WOULD YOU have like to have done more of during 2018? Easy one for me: I wish I’d been able to spend more time looking at exhibition birds. “Just looking” may sound like the least active, perhaps the least…

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    Editor’s Letter

    12th December 2018

    LAURA KEENS Laura Welch writes: In May 2013, I was introduced to a new team member on Cage & Aviary Birds and after I had found out that we shared the same first name, we joked about the many ways…

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    5th December 2018

    I SYMPATHISE WITH David Lugo’s comments in his latest Finches Plus column (see page 5) and expect most readers would agree that 2018 has felt like it’s been stuck on fast-forward mode. David’s certainly not the only one to find himself…

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    28th November 2018

    TWO WEEKS AFTER Rob hopped on a bus to admire the coloured canaries at the British Colour Canary Club (BCCC) championship event in Hanworth, I drove “up north” to the club’s premier show held in Stafford. I’d like to second…

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    Editor’s letter

    21st November 2018

    ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, a reader enquiry had me scanning the C&AB obituaries for 1995, when suddenly I was stopped in my tracks: on that exact date 23 years ago, George Lynch had passed away. “Farewell to grandfather of the…

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    Editor’s letter

    14th November 2018

    What a treat, the other weekend, to hop on a bus and visit an actual show. Round my way – Staines – it’s pretty much scorched earth as far as exhibiting clubs go, so I snapped up the chance to…

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    Editor’s letter

    7th November 2018

    FEW BIRDS, GOING about their normal business, are more fun to watch than the treecreeper, and I can’t think of anything more delightful than to watch a pair bring off a brood in a well-appointed aviary. In Bill Naylor’s typically…

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    Editor’s letter

    1st November 2018

    OUR COVER BIRD this week, the mountain quail (Oreortyx pictus), was selected for two reasons. First, I’m a sucker for those superb New World quail and rate them the best gamebirds, pound for pound, on the circuit. Second, this species…

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    Editor’s Letter

    26th October 2018

    I HAVE YET to see a fieldfare in aviculture, so it was a great pleasure to read Don Turner’s article this week (page 12), describing his first, absorbing attempt to breed this species. I’d have to agree with him: this is…