In the September 5, issue of Cage & Aviary Birds, Paul Rose, a research associate at WWT, says: “Flamingos are mad!” He reveals why captive collections at institutions, such as WWT Slimbridge, are vital to understanding their wild habits

 

In news, we report on the 2018 winner of the Avicultural Society’s Raymond Sawyer Scholarship, and reveal the RSPB’s new map hub to highlight the extent and scale of UK raptor persecution

 

When Dave Brown visited Roger Denyer’s set-up recently, he came away feeling inspired by its exemplary design, beautiful plants and harmonious species mix. Inspiration for all birdkeepers there, he concludes

 

Donald Skinner-Reid reveals why Loanhead and District Cage Bird Society (CBS) will always hold a place in his heart, and why he thinks the club has continued to maintain a dedicated following, thanks to social media and some nicely designed merchandise

 

They may have fallen out of favour in the UK, but the “minority” variants of Yorkshire canaries are thriving overseas. So should British fanciers keep white, cinnamon and non-colour-fed green birds? Brian Keenan says yes!

 

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