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  • Three special rosettes commemorate club’s past presidents

    Three special rosettes commemorate club’s past presidents

    16th October 2018

    Above: The rosettes remember the NofEGC’s past presidents: John Scott, George Storey and John Martin. A future president will be elected in due course   THE NORTH OF England Gloster Club (NofEGC) has created new rosettes in honour of its three…

  • Newcastle Disease update

    Newcastle Disease update

    9th October 2018

    Above: Newcastle Disease precautions for bird gatherings have affected entries to some of the large shows. At the recent Budgerigar Society Club Show held at The Dome, Doncaster (pictured), the BS lost out on about seven regular overseas exhibitors and an…

  • New Kent budgie club seeks fancier interest

    New Kent budgie club seeks fancier interest

    2nd October 2018

    Above: Fanciers from Kent and Essex, East London and parts of North London have reportedly shown interest in a new Dartford budgie club. Pictured is a grey green cock   A DARTFORD-BASED BUDGERIGAR club could be made official next month after…

  • Stratford society unearths 50-year old medals for its November show

    Stratford society unearths 50-year old medals for its November show

    25th September 2018

    Above: Good as new: the 1970 medals will be awarded to the 20 section winners along with rosettes, certificates and cash prizes   ORIGINAL 1970 MEDALS in “mint condition” will be presented to winning exhibitors at November’s Stratford upon Avon CBS…

  • Brazilian bird exhibits escape massive museum fire

    Brazilian bird exhibits escape massive museum fire

    20th September 2018

    Above: Blaze survivors: the National Museum’s website shows a small selection of specimens in the bird collection, from the two largest flying species, the Andean condor and albatross, to hyacinth macaw. The annex building and the Botanical Gardens escaped the fire. Photo:…