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Meet Nichola

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...

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Mineral Blocks

Are mineral blocks essential? My answer would have to be “Yes” from what l have been...

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Birmingham Budgerigar Society

Birmingham BUDGERIGAR SOCIETY MEETING DATES FOR 2020  Meetings are held at    Langley Hall Social Club, 40 Langley Hall Road, Solihull, B92 7HE Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.   NOTE : NEW MEETING VENUE ...

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    • Bird backpacks
      So recently I have seen pictures going around about these travel backpacks to carry your bird around in. what are your guy's thoughts on these, are they a safe and humane way to bring your little birdy around with you? I have 2 budgies(pip and pickle) and a green cheek(haymitch) that I would love...
    • Help me pick a new friend parrot please
      Hi guys, let me introduce myself, Im from Czechia, my budget is +- 600 USD included cage, Im looking for parrott, I had budgie, conure and cockatiels and now looking for something bit pricey and more advanced than these beginner parrotts. Please, give me at least 5-10 tips so that I have a solid...
    • Lighting for cage
      Hey All - I had a cage made that surrounds my bird cage when I’m not home and at night. I also use it outside. This cage is made out of pine and stainless steel 1/4” netting. I slide their 3 tier cage into it when I’m not home, when they go to bed at […]

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    • The Flicker's White Rump January 19, 2021
      When a Northern Flicker takes flight, a bold patch of white feathers flashes on its rump, in contrast to its brown body. This white rump likely evolved as an anti-predator adaptation. A hawk flying in pursuit of a flicker may focus on the white spot rather than the darker image of the whole bird (BirdNote)
    • Bohemian Waxwings - Exquisite Winter Visitors January 18, 2021
      It's winter, and apples litter the ground. A few still hang, frozen and thawed again and again. Suddenly a flock of hundreds of birds rises from the ground beneath the trees, swarming in tight formation, wing-tip to wing-tip. Bohemian Waxwings are erratic winter visitors from their nesting grounds (BirdNote)
    • The Secret Stash of Eggshells January 17, 2021
      Developing eggshells requires a key ingredient — calcium — in larger quantities than the female typically has in her bloodstream. Just how different bird species supply or store calcium for egg-laying isn’t fully known. While some species seek out extra calcium from their environment, many species (BirdNote)
    • Hooded Merganser January 16, 2021
      Hooded Mergansers, affectionately known as “Hoodies,” nest across most of the northern US and well into Canada. They’re especially prevalent around the Great Lakes, though some winter as far south as Florida. By November, courtship and pair formation is well under way. And by early spring, Hoodies (BirdNote)
    • Why Do Grebes Eat Their Feathers? January 15, 2021
      Eared Grebes eat brine shrimp and aquatic insects for sustenance, but rigid exoskeletons make them hard to digest. So these grebes -- along with their other grebe cousins -- evolved to use their feathers as a way to slow down digestion. The feathers form dense balls in the digestive tract and appear (BirdNote)
    • Why Arctic Terns Have Short Beaks January 14, 2021
      The bill and legs of Arctic Terns are shorter than those of Common Terns. Because Arctic Terns breed in the Arctic and winter in the Antarctic, they are subject to much colder weather than are Common Terns. Birds' bills and legs lose heat, because they're not covered by feathers. Birds in cold (BirdNote)
    • Long-eared Owls Fly at Night January 13, 2021
      Nocturnal Long-eared Owls tuck up in dense stands of trees across North America and temperate Europe and Asia. They may form communal roosts up to a hundred in number in the winter. After dark, their low-pitched hoots carry for half a mile, as they cruise low over fields, listening intently for (BirdNote)

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    • Video: CahowCam Pair Return And Lay Egg January 11, 2021
      The island is set to welcome a new resident soon, as a Cahow on Nonsuch Island laid an egg, with the pair of birds managing to coordinate their return for the occasion despite being apart at sea for two months. Jean-Pierre Rouja, Nonsuch Expeditions Founder and Team Leader said, “As our followers from around the […]
    • Videos: CahowCam2 Chick Leaves Burrow June 15, 2020
      On the evening of June 10, the CahowCam 2 chick named ‘Zephyr’ left the burrow on Nonsuch Island and took off over the open sea, completing the 2020 Cahow nesting season. A spokesperson said, “Right in the middle of World Oceans Week, at 10:32 pm on June 10, as viewers from around the World watched […]

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