Exotic bird show a success

Barrie Durant from Wallington with his first prize best canary in show.''Picture: Sarah Standing (143317-7120)
Barrie Durant from Wallington with his first prize best canary in show.''Picture: Sarah Standing (143317-7120)

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HUNDREDS of beautiful birds went on a show at an annual display.

Almost 500 rare and exotic caged birds were displayed at the Solent Caged Bird Society exhibition at the Parish Hall in Castle Street, Portchester.

15/11/2014 (KB)''The annual show and competition of the Solent Caged Bird Society took place on Saturday at Portchester Parish Hall. ''Pictured is: Terence Sayers (74) from Cosham, with his best parrot like in show called Will Scarlet.''Picture: Sarah Standing (143317-7132) PPP-141115-230750001

15/11/2014 (KB)''The annual show and competition of the Solent Caged Bird Society took place on Saturday at Portchester Parish Hall. ''Pictured is: Terence Sayers (74) from Cosham, with his best parrot like in show called Will Scarlet.''Picture: Sarah Standing (143317-7132) PPP-141115-230750001

Scores of people dropped by to see the impressive collection and there were prizes awarded for the best in show.

Terry Sayers, club secretary, said: ‘It was fantastic – the show was a great success.

‘There were some fantastic exhibits.’

Mr Sayers said that people came from all over the country with some of the best birds coming from local exhibitors.

15/11/2014 (KB)''The annual show and competition of the Solent Caged Bird Society took place on Saturday at Portchester Parish Hall. ''Pictured is: Pearl Denham and her partner Ron Jackson from Waterlooville, looking around the annual show.''Picture: Sarah Standing (143317-7153) PPP-141115-231002001

15/11/2014 (KB)''The annual show and competition of the Solent Caged Bird Society took place on Saturday at Portchester Parish Hall. ''Pictured is: Pearl Denham and her partner Ron Jackson from Waterlooville, looking around the annual show.''Picture: Sarah Standing (143317-7153) PPP-141115-231002001

He said: ‘Bird-keeping is one of the most popular hobbies in the world.

‘Wherever you go all over the world and the continent there are people keeping birds.

‘We’re very lucky to have some of the best birds right here in Hampshire.’

The show is put on every year by the society and is one of the highlights of any caged bird enthusiast’s year.

15/11/2014 (KB)''The annual show and competition of the Solent Caged Bird Society took place on Saturday at Portchester Parish Hall. ''Pictured is: Zebra Finches which won a handful of rosettes.''Picture: Sarah Standing (143317-7177) PPP-141115-231212001

15/11/2014 (KB)''The annual show and competition of the Solent Caged Bird Society took place on Saturday at Portchester Parish Hall. ''Pictured is: Zebra Finches which won a handful of rosettes.''Picture: Sarah Standing (143317-7177) PPP-141115-231212001

15/11/2014 (KB)''The annual show and competition of the Solent Caged Bird Society took place on Saturday at Portchester Parish Hall. ''Pictured is: Dara Mahmoud (34) from Portsmouth, with his Dutch frills canary which won two specials.''Picture: Sarah Standing (143317-7195) PPP-141115-231404001

15/11/2014 (KB)''The annual show and competition of the Solent Caged Bird Society took place on Saturday at Portchester Parish Hall. ''Pictured is: Dara Mahmoud (34) from Portsmouth, with his Dutch frills canary which won two specials.''Picture: Sarah Standing (143317-7195) PPP-141115-231404001

15/11/2014 (KB)''The annual show and competition of the Solent Caged Bird Society took place on Saturday at Portchester Parish Hall. ''Picture: Sarah Standing (143317-7201) PPP-141115-230409001

15/11/2014 (KB)''The annual show and competition of the Solent Caged Bird Society took place on Saturday at Portchester Parish Hall. ''Picture: Sarah Standing (143317-7201) PPP-141115-230409001