Going cheep! Bird show fun

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FROM the brightest coloured to the most dainty, hundreds of the finest caged birds were on show for an annual competition.

The Solent Cage Bird Society held the show at the Portchester Parish Hall, on Saturday.

Members of the Solent Cage Bids Society held their annual show at Portchester Parish Hall. Terence Sayers with his award winning scarlet chested sun bird.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (133148-1)

Members of the Solent Cage Bids Society held their annual show at Portchester Parish Hall. Terence Sayers with his award winning scarlet chested sun bird.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (133148-1)

Around 460 birds were on display, with prizes awarded for an array of categories.

Winning many of the exotic categories with his scarlet-chested sun bird and his collared sun bird was Terry Sayers, from Cosham.

Terry, 74, said: ‘It’s been our biggest number of entries that we have had for some years.’

Keeping the bird-tending skills in the family, Terry’s seven-year old granddaughter Romey Ankrah, from Guildford, won the best juvenile entrant in show.

Terry said: ‘She loves it, she’s not interested in toys, only birds.’

Entrants came from all over the south of England for the show.

Eddie Crowe had travelled from Balham, in London, to display his Irish canary. He won the novice category.

Eddie, 52, said: ‘It has been lovely. It is fantastic to win. It makes it all worth while.’

Visiting the show was Yvonne Mason, 65, from Fratton. She said: ‘I’ve come to look at the white canaries – I never knew they existed.’