In the July 4, issue of Cage & Aviary Birds, Bill Naylor profiles two of the UK’s smallest birds: the firecrest and the goldcrest. They may be diminutive in size, but make up for this with their inquisitive nature and bright plumage

 

In news, we report that innovative hand-made display boards drew in large crowds to Severn Counties F&BBS’s stand at a Somerset agricultural show.

 

Pheasant keeper Ian Clark explains what to look out for and how we can treat our birds to ensure that if they do pick up a parasite, it does not necessarily mean a death sentence

 

After events in his birdroom took an unfortunate turn, Canadian birdkeeper Peter Mostert knew something had to be done if his Alexandrine parakeet group was going to continue living and breeding as a colony

 

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