My lifelong interest in birds from a young lad being rescued by the Fire Service from the battlements of Kenilworth Castle, whilst in search of a jackdaw’s nest to the equally heady heights of being appointed a judge for the I.G.B.A. has been quite a colourful and eventful journey
Birdnesting, a jackdaw as a pet and keeping budgerigars in my youth eventually led me to the
Cage Bird fraternity and I started with a pair of Green Aderrats nearly seventy years ago. I then moved on to Zebra finches and Gloster canaries in the 1970’s but was unable to continue after
1982 due to construction career demands.
On my retirement in 2009 I rejoined the Gloster Fancy and have enjoyed immensely the last twelve years of breeding, showing and making and renewing friendships.
It is a great honour and privilege to be appointed a judge to IGBA2022 and my warmest thanks go to those members who voted for me.
I look forward to seeing everyone in October and wish you all a happy, healthy and successful breeding season and showing year. May the joy and enthusiasm that we all share with Gloster canaries flourish and continue.