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  • Helping hand for club juniors

    Helping hand for club juniors

    20th December 2020

    Getting stuck in (above): East Anglian ZFS was lucky enough to have three enthusiastic juniors stewarding at its 2019 show. L-r: Nathanial Gilbert, Teddy Drury, Liam Williams   THE ZEBRA FINCH Society (ZFS) is  doing its bit to encourage young…

  • Seal of approval for breeding wader research

    Seal of approval for breeding wader research

    20th December 2020

    Above: Winner of the Marsh Award for Ornithology, Dr Jen Smart. Photo: BTO   A PASSION FOR waders has led to a top prize for a leading expert in the field. Dr Jen Smart won the prestigious Marsh Award for…

  • Peter Cannan does the double with Allen Silver award

    Peter Cannan does the double with Allen Silver award

    20th December 2020

    Above: Paul Paintain (left) presenting the Allen Silver Award to Peter Cannan   A SILVER LINING lay in store for Peter Cannan for his hard work as general secretary and ring secretary of the Zebra Finch Society when, for the…

  • Courier service: ‘No European delivery until Brexit outcome’

    Courier service: ‘No European delivery until Brexit outcome’

    26th November 2020

    Above: Despite the first government lockdown, it was business as usual for bird collections and deliveries, with 90 per cent of the bird market being pigeons, say Walkers   A LEADING LIVESTOCK courier company is to suspend European deliveries from…

  • BS walks into GDPR storm

    BS walks into GDPR storm

    24th November 2020

    Above: A primary aim of the GDPR law is to give control to individuals over their personal data. This became newly enforceable on May 25, 2018. © Shutterstock.com/Wright Studio   THE BUDGERIGAR SOCIETY has been accused of a breach of the…

  • 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…