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  • New book showcases the mechanics of bird flight

    New book showcases the mechanics of bird flight

    3rd December 2021

    Above: a white-whiskered hermit (Phaethornis yaruqui) maneuvers to drink nectar in Ecuador photo: Peter Cavanagh   By Georgina Probert A NEW BOOK by British wildlife photographer Peter Cavanagh perfectly captures the striking sight of wild birds in flight. 100 Flying…

  • 1 in 5 bird species in Europe threatened by extinction

    1 in 5 bird species in Europe threatened by extinction

    26th November 2021

    (Above) under threat: the conservation status of the common eider has changed from Vulnerable to Endangered due to factors including a shortage of food. © Shutterstock.com/Christoph Mischke   ONE FIFTH OF bird species in Europe are now threatened with extinction, finds…

  • Budgerigar Society launches new club for pet bird owners

    Budgerigar Society launches new club for pet bird owners

    25th November 2021

    Above: the BC is initially an online resource that encourages global membership. ‘Demand will dictate how the BC will develop beyond its online presence,’ explained Mr Tuxford   A NEW ONLINE club that supports and encourages pet budgerigar keepers and…

  • Scottish show enjoys bumper entry of Fifes

    Scottish show enjoys bumper entry of Fifes

    25th November 2021

    (Above) motley crew: the far-travelled English and Welsh contingent at the SFFCC show… some nursing headaches from the club social event that was held the night before!   THE SCOTTISH FIFE Fancy Canary Club (SFFCC) believes its latest open show…

  • Seed prizes are worth a punt!

    Seed prizes are worth a punt!

    11th November 2021

    Above: For a £1 raffle ticket: Haith’s is giving one lucky winner a 100kg bag of seed of their choice   FOLLOWING ITS LAUNCH at the beginning of November, the Cage & Aviary Birds Grand Christmas Raffle had already sold…

  • Treat yourself and your club this festive period

    Treat yourself and your club this festive period

    2nd November 2021

    Above: Organised by Mid Essex BS in association with Cage & Aviary Birds, the raffle will raise funds for clubs and societies around the country. Ticket proceeds from Keith Ferry’s CYB clear buff male Norwich (left) will go to Midland…

  • National welcomed launch of FCC member-club league

    National welcomed launch of FCC member-club league

    21st October 2021

    Above: North Staffs & South Cheshire FFCC chairman Henry Cooper, setting up the Fife section at the National. He took best champion Fife and best Fife in show with a clear yellow cock bred this year (see News, October 13).…

  • Norwich canary beats all comers to claim best in show at National

    Norwich canary beats all comers to claim best in show at National

    13th October 2021

    Above: Beaming Keith Ferry (left) is presented with his trophy by NCA president Chris Smith. Left: Keith’s winning unflighted clear buff Norwich hen. Photo: Lynne Maxwell   A DELIGHTED KEITH Ferry did the double at this month’s National Exhibition, annexing…

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