Flocking to the north’s biggest foreign bird show

Joan Kendall is pictured with 'Charlie', her Blue Fronted Amazon parrot. d309a342
Joan Kendall is pictured with 'Charlie', her Blue Fronted Amazon parrot. d309a342
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Almost 100 feathered friends were on show at the annual Yorkshire Bird Society Open Show in Spen at the weekend.

It was the 10th year that the show has been held at the Liversedge Parish Centre, and to mark the occasion each of the exhibitors was given a free bacon buttie and a cuppa by the ladies who run the centre’s kitchen.

BIRD'S EYE A Lovebird. d309d342

BIRD'S EYE A Lovebird. d309d342

Joan Kendall from the Society said: “Continuing the trend of recent years, the entry was increased and was tantalisingly close to reaching the 100 entry mark – maybe next year!

“Entries at this level and of the quality of the birds being shown, means that this show is the biggest and best Foreign Bird show in the North of England.”

She said the show attracted wide interest from the public as well as the exhibitors.

“The birds are benched on tabletops to allow the many children attending the show to have a good view of the exhibits without having to attempt to climb on the staging or be lifted up,” she added,

A parrot at the show. d309c342

A parrot at the show. d309c342

The judge, Mr E Thorpe of Bolton stepped in a short notice, as the original judge had to cancel due to illness. Exhibitors came from all over the country.

An African Grey parrot. d309b342

An African Grey parrot. d309b342