Editor’s Letter

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    Editors letter

    13th February 2019

    One of the best things about birdkeeping is the friendships it forges. Friendship is priceless. For many, it’s just as important as the practice of birdkeeping. And some of the most special birdkeeping friendships come about between fanciers who live…

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    Editor’s letter

    6th February 2019

    WHO IS YOUR favourite bird artist? I’m never sure about this one. I tend to feel that, since photographic accuracy has become the norm in painting, a degree of artistry has been lost. The pictorial birds I like most are…

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    Editor’s Letter

    23rd January 2019

    AS HE FINISHED his crucial presentation about the London fancy canary to COM officials at the recent World Show, Huw Evans (as he tells us on page 2) was encouraged when his audience broke into applause. That’s always a good…

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    Editor’s Letter

    16th January 2019

    AN OVERVIEW OF all the colours in a breed, or all the species in a family, is always interesting (when it’s well written). This week it’s the pelican family that gets the treatment, in Bill Naylor’s article on page 14.…

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    Editor’s Letter

    9th January 2019

    ROSEMARY LOW’S LETTER (January 9 issue) adds to the developing debate in these pages about the keeping of foreign birds. Further contributions will appear in the forthcoming weeks. From my position “on the sidelines”, two things seem clear: first, that…

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    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…