Visit the group Here is another view from an experience Ex General Council member. Visit the open Facebook group and read for yourself. This is alternative view which all Budgerigar Society members should visit before casting...Read More
Going to a Conference unprepared is not good Your website is your conference centre. Someone thinking of coming into the hobby. May use the internet and do there research. Your website is your shop window, so why do we find many...Read More
My view on breeding budgerigarsBy Mike Chase Hello – Some of you will know me and others are saying … who the hell is this bloke? Well, I’m Mike Chase, sometimes known as “Chasey” ….. and I can hear some groans...Read More
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...Read More
- Disinfecting branches?Hi, I’m preparing some natural branches for my budgie, but I’ve never disinfected any before and I’m not sure how to do it properly. I know that some people soak branches in bleach, or bake them in the oven but I’d like to avoid those methods if possible. I’m going to disinfect some branches...
- semi-idle MBS thoughts... think with meHubbs and I want to expand the flock. That is pretty much always a given as a passive desire(always open to taking on a rescue if need be and we are able, plus a more general desire to expand breeding slowly and responsibly), but sort of considering expansion more actively now. My grandmother...
- Urgent! Electric heater killed my bird!Image: https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71mKnMy+hnL._AC_UY327_FMwebp_QL65_.jpg I don't know where to put this; we like to believe that electric space heaters are safer than gas, or kerosene. But I purchased this heater several years ago, and it had worked just fine. Today I came home to find...
- Feisty Cardinal November 28, 2020You may not have seen a Northern Cardinal in the wild, but you've probably seen one on holiday cards or the cover of a bird book. During spring breeding season, biologist Eric Lind and his team capture and band birds at Constitution Marsh on the east side of the Hudson River. For eight years in […]email@example.com (BirdNote)
- Seabirds of St. George Island November 27, 2020Every year, close to two million birds nest on St. George Island, one of the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea, a couple hundred miles north of the Aleutian chain of Alaska. Murres, kittiwakes, cormorants, fulmars, Horned Puffins, and Parakeet Auklets arrange themselves on the cliffs. Gerrit Vyninfo@birdnote.org (BirdNote)
- Wishbones and Dinosaurs November 26, 2020The anatomical structure we call the wishbone was long thought unique to birds. But fossil discoveries of recent decades have shown that some dinosaurs, including the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex, and the Velociraptors of ”Jurassic Park,” also had wishbones. And there is now wide consensus among firstname.lastname@example.org (BirdNote)
- More Eyes and Ears November 25, 2020A family of dapper Black-capped Chickadees call as they hang upside down, pecking at alder seeds. A wren skulks and buzzes through the underbrush. A petite Downy Woodpecker whinnies nearby. Mixed-species flocks may include a dozen species and more than fifty individuals. More ears and eyes email@example.com (BirdNote)
- Collecting Murre Eggs November 24, 2020On St. Paul Island in the Bering Sea, Ivan Melovidov collects speckled murre eggs in the traditional Aleut way, by descending over the edge of a cliff. With a rope tied around his waist he runs along a cliff-face, dodging fulmars, seabirds known for projecting foul-smelling stomach oil firstname.lastname@example.org (BirdNote)
- Rough-legged Hawk November 23, 2020After breeding on Arctic cliffs and tundra hillsides in summer, Rough-legged Hawks winter throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Open country is their ideal territory, where the small rodents they depend on are usually so plentiful that the hawks have enough to eat. But the rodents are cyclic, email@example.com (BirdNote)
- Harlequin Ducks in the Tetons November 22, 2020Some Harlequin Ducks migrate from the Pacific Coast all the way to the Teton Mountains in northwestern Wyoming to breed in the summer. White markings on both drakes and hens help them disappear amidst turbulent white water and rocks. Predators, like Peregrine Falcons, have a hard time spotting firstname.lastname@example.org (BirdNote)
- Videos: CahowCam2 Chick Leaves Burrow June 15, 2020On 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 […]
- Video: Nemo CahowCam1 Chick Has Fledged June 2, 2020At 2.03am on May 25, the Cahow chick named ‘Nemo’ of burrow #831 – from which CahowCam1 has been live streaming – fledged. Jeremy Madeiros, Chief Terrestrial Conservation Officer, The Department of the Environment and Natural Resources, said, “At 86 days old, this is one of the shortest Cahow fledging times that I have logged. […]
- 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.