Meet Nichola Nichola Bird has been breeding exhibition budgies for under three years and exhibiting for just two show seasons. In 2018 she showed at 16 shows around the country and this year 2019 at 23 shows to try and...
Birdworld have received the latest newsletter from the Dartford Kent BS. You have to agree this club is one up and coming clubs who have embraced technology to prompt DKBS and the hobby. Well done Dartford Kent BS. Newsletter...Read More
Leeds BS Young Stock Show cancelled The 'Virtual Show' takes it's place on 14th June DETAILS Due to the coronavirus the Leeds BS Young Stock Show which is held annually has had to be cancelled. But that doesn’t mean we...Read More
DARTFORD BUDGERIGAR SOCIETY MEETING DATES FOR 2020 CLUB VENUE ADDRESS:- PHEONIX PLACE COMMUNITY HALL, PHEONIX PLACE, DARTFORD, KENT, DA1 2XG Revised – Monthly Club Evening Program 2020 19th March Round Table...Read More
Only 7 members attended the 1st meeting of the Warwickshire BS. Some members were unable to attend due to work. The seven who made the effort had a pleasant discussion on a variety of topics. If you know Bruce Greenway his...Read More
- Advice about taking a Parrot on holiday on a boat (expecting some pirate jokes here)15 year old Senegal. Never been on a boat. Do not want to leave him with a sitter and COVID is making it difficult for his usual people to commit right now. I have a good sized travel cage, he usually enjoys a trip outside with me. He has a swing which he is on […]
- Cockatoo seed/pellet diet question.(This is a food/diet related question, i'm new to the forums and not sure where to put this, so remove/delete it if it doesn't fit in this section) Hi all, before I went out and bought my cockatoo, I did alot of research. Clearly even that wasn't enough... and here I am finding myself learning...
- Parrots and their body languageLately, I've been skimming through Google for information on parrots' body language. I would want to memorise their body language and what it means to recognise how the parrots are performing but I'm finding it quite hard to memorise. My first question is whether every parrot has the same body...
- Powder Down May 27, 2020Hidden below the outer breast feathers of herons, pigeons, doves, tinamous, bustards and some parrots are patches of special down feathers. These feathers are never molted, and they grow continuously. The tips break down into a dust the consistency of talcum powder.
- Bird Poop and Fish Eggs May 26, 2020Scientists have long suspected that bird poop may play a role in the dispersal of fish species to new bodies of water.
- Bobolinks and Grasslands May 25, 2020Male Bobolinks are first to arrive on their breeding grounds in the grasslands. Why are there fewer Bobolinks than in decades past? Probably because the landscape of North America has changed so much. Bobolinks originally nested on native prairies of the Midwest and southern Canada.
- Salmonberry Bird May 24, 2020The native names of birds sometimes distill the essence of their appearance or behavior. In the Cherokee language, for instance, the Meadowlark is called "star," because of the way the bird's tail spreads out when it soars.
- Rufous Hummingbirds' Marvelous Nest May 23, 2020The nest-building skills of the female Rufous Hummingbird are amazing. She first weaves a cup of soft, fluffy plant material, then envelops it with moss and binds it with strands of spider web. The final touch: a layer of lichen flakes to provide perfect camouflage.
- The Diminutive Downy Woodpecker May 22, 2020As part of their spring courtship, Downy Woodpeckers perform a spectacular "butterfly flight." The birds seem to dance in the air, holding their wings high, and flapping slowly and lazily like butterflies.
- Preening 101 May 21, 2020If a bird’s feathers get too dried out, they become brittle. To prevent that from happening, most birds have a gland located above the base of the tail that produces oil. They use their beaks to massage oil from the gland into their feathers to keep them supple.
- Boxes Now Available From Happy Bird Company May 18, 2020The Happy Bird Company has new boxes available after being sold out, with curbside pick-up available for its customers. A spokesperson said, “If bluebirds are a symbol of happiness, here’s some extremely happy news: The Happy Bird Company has made some new boxes after having been sold out for two weeks and curbside pick-up is […]
- 2020 Cahow Nesting Season Proving Successful May 7, 2020The 2020 Cahow nesting season has seen 134 breeding pairs produce 68 confirmed chicks, with all but two chicks at good or above average weights. A spokesperson said, “The 2020 Cahow nesting season has a record number of 134 breeding pairs, which have produced 68 confirmed chicks.” Jeremy Madeiros, Principle Conservation Officer, said, “After my […]
- Have a nature-friendly bonfire night, says the RSPB November 1, 2017The RSPB is encouraging everyone to remember wildlife when planning bonfires and firework displays this weekend.
- Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham opens a new centre for volunteering and research and finds out about the work of the Peatlands Partnership August 8, 2017New research centre will help scientists discover the secrets of the Flow Country
- RSPB appeal for help naming 100,000 knot on Norfolk nature reserve July 27, 2017The RSPB is calling on the public to 'Name a Knot' to support their Snettisham Hide crowdfunding appeal
- National survey fuels plans to help one of Scotland's most iconic birds July 26, 2017The latest national survey of Scotland's population of capercaillie, the world's largest grouse, estimates there to be only 1114 individuals - making it one of the country's most endangered birds.