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The National Exhibition of Birds 2017

Those of you who remember the ‘old’ National, will quite likely dismiss the ‘new’ National as a pale shadow of the original event.  Gone is the NEC (1), a prestigious international venue with its excellent air, rail and road links, replaced by an agricultural show ground in rural Staffordshire.  Gone is the December rendezvous at […]... Read More
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Bologna 2016: the judge’s report

My guest contributor this week is Joe Coakley who, in his own words, felt ‘very privileged’ to judge the Lizard canary section at the Bologna Show in 2016.  I think it will be obvious from the photographs (which Joe also provided) why he was so enthusiastic about the quality of the birds on display.  Joe […]... Read More