I thought it was a good day. Many thanks to Shaun for getting me a table in the FF section at the 11th hour! It was a great position; the best part was that unlike most of Stafford the whole section was lit very well and there was plenty of room so not so much barging around.
One comment I would make though is about the announcements made over the tannoy. I was quite close to a speaker and the announcements were SO LOUD you couldn't hear yourself think, let alone what was being announced. I'd bought myself a bird which started to fit in the cage. It was only after about the 4th time it happened I realised it was every time an announcement was made; I actually thought it was dead at one point. I transferred it to the car as soon as I realised the connection but I couldn't have done this in the mid summer or mid winter. We are all conscious of, and often reminded about the welfare of the birds at these sales, but stress caused by ear splitting volume isn't good for them, or us for that matter!
I bought two stunning pairs of Parrot Finches, swapped a couple or Timor Zebras for new blood and bought a cracking cock Red Hooded Siskin. The interest created by the Siskin on my table was unbelievable and suggests that they're the latest 'in' bird for some reason. It's no exaggeration to say that I could've resold it 30 times over if I'd wanted to. I've never known so much interest in a single species of bird, ever.