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Cage & Aviary Birds Magazine No.5769 Nestlings Galore Back Issue

View Reviews   |   Write Review Only $3.99 Cage & Aviary Birds is the world’s only weekly newspaper for birdkeepers. Written by bird experts for bird fans, it is packed with news, advice and comment from the avicultural scene. An essential resource for members of bird clubs and societies, it also offers an unrivalled marketplace for sellers and buyers of birds and all bird-related products, both in the British Isles and around the world.
As a weekly, it’s a uniquely comprehensive and topical source of news on all subjects that affect the birdkeeper: from legal changes and government consultations, through zoo and bird-park events, scientific research and business news, to the achievements of personalities in the hobby, as well as clubs and their members. .. read more
While it’s first and foremost a newspaper, each issue also offers a wealth of practical advice and tips from the top names in the bird world, plus opinion, controversy, species and hobbyist profiles, humour and nostalgia. Bargain-hunters eagerly await their copy to scan its paid and free adverts, and it is quite simply The Bible for show reports, club news and events.
Since 1902, Cage & Aviary Birds has consistently been the first-choice publication for keen birdkeepers, whether experienced or new to the hobby.  read less

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Cage & Aviary Birds  |  No.5769 Nestlings Galore  


When we print the details of a forthcoming show, part of the formula is some such wording as: “Doors open to the general public at 2pm.” It’s a telling phrase. Sometimes I picture that “general
public” almost busting down the doors in their eagerness to get in, and then, when the magic hour arrives, hundreds of folk flooding the show hall in a frenzy of wonder at the magnificent stock on display. On the other hand, before 2pm the general public have had the doors shut against them, while the important business has been carried out in private. .. read more There’s a hint (OK, I know this isn’t wholly fair) that these outsiders are not really wanted and are finally admitted only with reluctance.
This week on page 12, a member of that “general public” reports on his first show visit for decades.
Mr Henderson’s gist is that the birds were great, but there was nothing to explain to outsiders what was going on, and nobody to talk to about birdkeeping or exhibiting. The public was ignored. You can see where I’m going with this – but I am not, repeat NOT having a pop at show organisers, most of whom do a fantastic job with little help. How can they operate an information stall for the public’s benefit when there are too few hands to carry out the basic show tasks? Well, as our contributor Fred Wright has pointed out to me, there’s always the option of an unmanned table with
leaflets, background info displays and club contact numbers. But in any case, as the main show season looms, let’s never forget that the “general public” consists of prime candidates for recruitment to the hobby. We should treat them like gold dust. Let’s hope that Mr Henderson does return to the fancy, drawn, if not by the welcome, then at least by the birds. Have a good week!  read less
Cage & Aviary Birds is the world’s only weekly newspaper for birdkeepers. Written by bird experts for bird fans, it is packed with news, advice and comment from the avicultural scene. An essential resource for members of bird clubs and societies, it also offers an unrivalled marketplace for sellers and buyers of birds and all bird-related products, both in the British Isles and around the world.
As a weekly, it’s a uniquely comprehensive and topical source of news on all subjects that affect the birdkeeper: from legal changes and government consultations, through zoo and bird-park events, scientific research and business news, to the achievements of personalities in the hobby, as well as clubs and their members.
While it’s first and foremost a newspaper, each issue also offers a wealth of practical advice and tips from the top names in the bird world, plus opinion, controversy, species and hobbyist profiles, humour and nostalgia. Bargain-hunters eagerly await their copy to scan its paid and free adverts, and it is quite simply The Bible for show reports, club news and events.
Since 1902, Cage & Aviary Birds has consistently been the first-choice publication for keen birdkeepers, whether experienced or new to the hobby.
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