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  • Dedicated budgie club aims to fill the gap in central Scotland

    Dedicated budgie club aims to fill the gap in central Scotland

    27th November 2017

    Above: New club secretary Bill Stott (left) and chairman/president John Newall. Mr Newall took his trainee judges exam at the BS Club Show in Doncaster on September 30. A SPECIALIST SCOTTISH budgerigar club is the first ever to launch in West…

  • ‘No car park means no birdpark’

    ‘No car park means no birdpark’

    27th November 2017

    Above: The park’s visitor centre: built using part of a £175,000 grant from DEFRA via the EU due to its work in conservation and promoting rural tourism A BIRD AND deer park in Gloucester is under threat of closure if nearby…

  • Cancer centre to benefit from Reddish club’s fundraiser

    Cancer centre to benefit from Reddish club’s fundraiser

    27th November 2017

    Above: This year’s Reddish CBS appeal is for The Christie charity. In 2013, as part of a scrap-metal fundraiser, club life-member Tommy Dennett (centre) presented a cheque for £800 to staff from the Cardio Thoracic Critical Care Unit at Wythenshawe Hospital,…

  • Stolen car found but no sign of missing rosella

    Stolen car found but no sign of missing rosella

    27th November 2017

    Photo: © Shutterstock.com/Alizada Studios. A wild crimson rosella: similar to the Tibbittses’ missing pet bird. The National Theft Register say it is possible that the parrot has been sold locally or released in the Gloucester area OPPORTUNIST THIEVES IN Gloucestershire made off…

  • Lovebird interest warrants section at Scottish show

    Lovebird interest warrants section at Scottish show

    27th November 2017

    Photo: Tony Tilford. Abyssinian lovebirds (pictured) will be shown in the Abyssinian, Madagascar & red-faced class. Tom Broderick from High Spen CBS will judge the new lovebird section  LOVEBIRDS CAN NOW be benched in their own section at Portknockie CBS’s open…

  • Signed feather art set for parrot auction

    Signed feather art set for parrot auction

    27th November 2017

    Above: These two shadow boxes are fashioned from moulted blue-and-gold and red-and-green macaw secondary feathers (left), and accented by sun conure feathers. THE WORLD PARROT Trust (WPT) has teamed up with artist Chris Maynard for an exclusive fundraiser: an auction of…

  • Essex show smashes gold status target

    Essex show smashes gold status target

    27th November 2017

    Above: Mick Widdowson (right) of the Widdowson & Wilson partnership, won best in show with a normal grey cock. He is pictured with Mid Essex BS president Alan Baker MID ESSEX BUDGERIGAR Society (BS) has breezed onto the BS gold patronage…

  • Study finds male birds prefer ‘Princess Pushy’

    Study finds male birds prefer ‘Princess Pushy’

    27th November 2017

    Photo: shutterstock_591692726. Links between song rate, territorial defence against other females and offspring production have been found in female superb fairywrens, above (Malurus cyaneus) A NEW STUDY has suggested that the hearts of many cock birds are won by the show-off nature…

  • Extinct bird’s bones reveal dodo lifestyle

    Extinct bird’s bones reveal dodo lifestyle

    27th November 2017

    Photo: Wikimedia Commons/John Cummings. A dodo specimen at the NHM, London. Bones used in the study were from different fossil locations on Mauritius FOR THE FIRST time, researchers have uncovered information on when the dodo laid its eggs and when it moulted.…

  • Carved pictorial ideal honours 80th year of the Northern BS

    Carved pictorial ideal honours 80th year of the Northern BS

    27th November 2017

    Above: Fifty hours of work went in to this commissioned light green wood carving, created by Denis Rogerson A CARVING BASED on the Budgerigar Society’s (BS) pictorial of the ideal exhibition budgerigar has been commissioned for the Northern BS’s 80th celebration.…