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  • Tech initiative saves cancelling budgie club’s meetings

    Tech initiative saves cancelling budgie club’s meetings

    31st March 2020

    Above: Gary Simpson (left) and Ian Standley, live on screen in the club’s Q&A session back in March. The club’s next online meeting is April 16 and will be a talk by Phil Reaney, BS panel judge and exhibitor   A…

  • Almost a double hat-trick for Jack and Terry

    Almost a double hat-trick for Jack and Terry

    26th March 2020

    Above: left: linnet king Jack Lloyd with his winning hen. Right: Terry McCracken with his five-time winner. Both photos were taken at the National British Bird & Mule Club show the week after the British Native Mule & Hybrid show…

  • English Cinnamons gain extra support in Sussex

    English Cinnamons gain extra support in Sussex

    24th March 2020

    Above: Four classes for English Cinnamon champions and two for novice will be put on at December’s East Sussex National Bird Show. Officials say there will be a donated special for best in section. Photo: Derek Dix   THE INTEREST…

  • Spix’s macaws arrive back in Brazil

    Spix’s macaws arrive back in Brazil

    19th March 2020

    Above: Reintroduction: four young Spix’s macaws bring hope for the future of this extinct-in-the-wild species. Photo: ACTP   AFTER BEING DECLARED extinct in the wild in 2000, on March 4 a total of 52 Spix’s macaws (Cyanopsitta spixii) arrived back…

  • Mid Essex BS’s largest online raffle welcomes 11 new clubs on board

    Mid Essex BS’s largest online raffle welcomes 11 new clubs on board

    17th March 2020

    Above: Mid Essex BS’s 2019 live raffle draw. This year, the club welcomes 11 participating societies: Bedford BS, Birmingham BS, Bristol BS, City of Lincoln B&FBA, Cleethorpes B&FBS, Dartford Kent BS, Hastings BS, Ipswich BS, South Cheshire BS, Southend BS…

  • Trophy treasure trove discovered in Dagenham

    Trophy treasure trove discovered in Dagenham

    12th March 2020

    Above: the hoard of silverware discovered in a shed. Can you help Dagenham CBS learn more about these trophies? A HIDDEN HOARD of club trophies has been discovered in the president/treasurer’s shed by Dagenham CBS – and now members are keen…

  • ‘One-in-100,000’ black barn owl meets Team C&AB

    ‘One-in-100,000’ black barn owl meets Team C&AB

    3rd March 2020

    Above: The ‘two Lauras’ were back together once again during a rather special owl experience with a black barn owl. Coda Falconry’s long-term plan for the owl, named Eclipse, is to build on his confidence and include him in its…

  • Great myna breeding is a first for Norfolk FBA members

    Great myna breeding is a first for Norfolk FBA members

    3rd March 2020

    Above: The seedeater section was the largest, with 45 more birds from two fewer species than in 2018, including African silverbills (Euodice cantans) © Shutterstock.com/yabaninizinde   THE RESULTS ARE in for Norfolk FBA members’ breeding season for 2019 with the highlight…