In the July 11, issue of Cage & Aviary Birds, for Mark Jones in his early days, the lovely bullfinch was a species to aspire to. Then, unexpectedly, he became the owner of a high-quality cock bird. So began his adventure with breeding the species – and many years later he’s still learning

 

In news, we report that two South East canary clubs will welcome classes for natural-coloured Lizard canaries – otherwise known as non-colour-fed – at their stand-alone open shows later this year.

 

John and Margaret Cooper’s latest trip to the UAE for the International Falconry Festival came a timely 41 years after John attended the Gulf’s first ever festival in 1976

 

Faced with a robust challenge, the former soccer player hurdled it with a nifty bit of footwork – or, rather, he used his head! And what a result: a lovely brood of colour canaries for Bob Baggs

 

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