In the January 10 2018, issue of Cage & Aviary Birds, all of Austin Middlemiss’ young song thrushes have now completed their moult (see August 16 and 30, September 13 and November 8, 2017, issues). 


In news, we report that the IOA doubled their medal count at Gouden Ring with new varieties.


After a surprise success in 2014, Donald Skinner-Reid attended the Gouden Ring Show in Belgium in 2015 and hasn’t looked back. Here he shares some of the highlights of the 2017 show, held in the first week of December.


Take your eye fractionally off the ball, and birdkeeping tends to turn round and bite you… Dave Brown shares a lesson in husbandry that can’t be learned and applied often enough.


Plus all of the usual news stories, features, columns and club news.