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  • Natives & Norwich new online venture sparks huge interest

    Natives & Norwich new online venture sparks huge interest

    22nd September 2020

    Above: Rory O Connor (far left) with some of the Natives & Norwich Facebook group’s admin team. Founding members Paul Gilchrist and Dave Coughlan are pictured third and second from right, respectively. Natives & Norwich was set up in 2013…

  • Virtual zebbie competition welcomes overseas support

    Virtual zebbie competition welcomes overseas support

    15th September 2020

    Above: Swapping the real bench for an online bench: Midland ZFC will host its first-ever international virtual show later this month. Results are to be revealed on its Facebook page. Judges will not view the birds in person, instead they…

  • New book celebrates 200-plus bird images taken during 2019

    New book celebrates 200-plus bird images taken during 2019

    8th September 2020

    Above: Cormorant Underwater View (above): a Brandt’s cormorant (Urile penicillatus) taken by French photographer Greg Lecoeur in Mexico. This image won silver in the Photographer Of The Year Best Portrait category. Mr Lecoeur said: ‘To achieve this portrait, rather than…

  • 170-year-old London fancy discovered

    170-year-old London fancy discovered

    3rd September 2020

    Above: this cased specimen of the original London fancy canary going back to circa 1850 was discovered in a private collection, its owner apparently unaware of how special this specimen was. The specimen will remain in the private collection. Photo:…

  • Locked-out exhibitors take to the car park

    Locked-out exhibitors take to the car park

    1st September 2020

    Above: The show staging and judging stands were erected along the outside of the Community Hall AN ALFRESCO YOUNG bird competition has gone down in history for Bristol BS after exhibitors found themselves, their birds and staging locked out of…

  • Maidstone 2020 called off

    Maidstone 2020 called off

    27th August 2020

    Above: Lockmeadow Hall, soon after doors opened to the public at the 2019 Cage & Aviary Birds Christmas Sale & Show. The new Covid-19 venue regulations would have limited this year’s event to just 50 people in the hall. ‘There’s…

  • Reading CBS kick-starts a late show season

    Reading CBS kick-starts a late show season

    25th August 2020

    Above: Making history: one of the first mask wearers at a bird show in 2020. Ryan Sutton won best in show with a Gloster ONE OF THE first young stock shows to take place since lockdown restrictions eased went ahead…

  • Endangered plover colony vanishes in New Zealand

    Endangered plover colony vanishes in New Zealand

    18th August 2020

    Above: The disappearance of all but three Endangered shore plovers has left researchers puzzled. Were they taken by predators or did they simply fly away? The Mana Island colony was vital to the species’ conservation project. Photo: Sharon Gamble  …

  • Guernsey clubs trial a garage show venue

    Guernsey clubs trial a garage show venue

    18th August 2020

    Above: Scenery change: members of Guernsey CBS and Guernsey CC exhibited their young birds in Jason Green’s garage   A COST-SAVING INITIATIVE involving two Guernsey bird clubs resulted in a joint young stock show inside a member’s garage. It was…