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  • New housing development named after Gloucestershire merlin

    New housing development named after Gloucestershire merlin

    17th November 2020

    Above: Merlin ‘Windward’ will join this season’s flying team at the International Centre for Birds of Prey and has been sponsored by Barratt and David Wilson Homes. The roads connecting their latest housing development, Merlin Gate, will also be named…

  • Going for free: Thame Show pens, trestles and boarding

    Going for free: Thame Show pens, trestles and boarding

    12th November 2020

    Above: racing pigeons, jacobin pigeons and serama bantams were once a popular attraction in the tented bird display. Photo: Dave Brown Interested in the free pigeon pens, trestles and boarding? Contact Roger Carr on 01844 213 600 or email: rogercarr43@gmail.com A…

  • Double NCA recognition for four UK fanciers

    Double NCA recognition for four UK fanciers

    10th November 2020

    Above: Joe Coakley: in 2016 he became chairman of the East Anglia Lizard Canary Association and helped greatly in the formation of the NELCC   FOUR LONG-SERVING FANCIERS have been recognised twice for their activities over many years in the fancy.…

  • London fancy presentation asks for a year’s delay

    London fancy presentation asks for a year’s delay

    5th November 2020

    Above: A Piet Renders’ London fancy, presented at the 2020 World Show. The third stage of the breed’s presentation to COM is requested to be postponed until 2022. Photo: Carol Evans   THE THIRD STAGE of the London fancy canary’s…

  • Six-week countdown to the ‘Christmas Spectacular’ raffle

    Six-week countdown to the ‘Christmas Spectacular’ raffle

    3rd November 2020

    Above: Alongside 22 raffle birds, there’s £100 worth of Riversway products, 10 refurbished show cages, three single breeding cages from F.W. Whitchurch… the list goes on! For details of the 12 clubs involved, see Cage & Aviary Birds, September 30…

  • Budgerigar Society personality Eric receives the Queen’s MBE

    Budgerigar Society personality Eric receives the Queen’s MBE

    29th October 2020

    Above: original watercolour paintings by Eric Peake. His artwork has raised outstanding amounts of money for parrot conservation, including £15,500 for the Spix’s Macaw Recovery Project, and further funds for the Loro Parque Foundation and the Loridaee Society, USA   FORMER…

  • COM-UK says no to 2021 World Show

    COM-UK says no to 2021 World Show

    27th October 2020

    Above: Stan Bolton with his bronze medal for a blue Lizard canary at the World Show, 2013. COM-UK will not be sending a team of birds to the Portugal event in January 2021   COM-UK WILL NOT participate in next…

  • Johnston & Jeff sponsor two bird species at Chester Zoo

    Johnston & Jeff sponsor two bird species at Chester Zoo

    22nd October 2020

    Above: Native to south China and the Himalayas, wild Pekin robin numbers are in decline due to habitat loss. Johnston & Jeff’s sponsorship deal with Chester Zoo will help pay towards its Pekin robins’ feed requirements. Photo: Chester Zoo  …

  • White stork migration reveals new routes

    White stork migration reveals new routes

    15th October 2020

    Above: White storks at Knepp Estate, which is home to The White Stork Project, led by a pioneering partnership of private landowners and nature conservation organisations. This year’s released storks will encounter other individuals and may follow leader birds in migration.…