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  1. stormbird

    Stafford Show Wristbands

    think this is a little tricky ! There is still 6 weeks to the show & in that time the alert could be over be over . Cancell too soon & a lot will be disapointed if the alert is over & show does not go ahead . However there's nothing wrong with planning for it not happening . But it may not be untill 2 weeks before the show that DEFRA will be able to give a definitive answer as to whether the show should be cancelled or not as it may not be clear as how the outbreak of Avian flu is spreading or not as the case might be
  2. stormbird

    Stafford Show Wristbands

    the Spring show does not have early entry except fot table holders
  3. stormbird

    New Members Please Read

    hi and welcome , we could do with a few more canary experts on here !
  4. stormbird

    new member... kind of

    Hi and welcome With the exception of the Cape Doves most of thebirdsshould be obtainable . There are I hope still a few breeding them & there was /is a breeding group trying to increase numbers of them , but there few if any regulary for sale
  5. stormbird

    Stafford 8th October 2017

    that sounds good ! Let's hope there is not a mix up like last year !
  6. stormbird

    Stafford 8th October 2017

    Well shows 2 weeks on Sunday & it seems I'll be collecting Waxbills & Gouldians . anybody got any news ?
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    Stafford show March 2018

    Sunday 4th March 2018 see https://www.facebook.com/StaffordSpringBirdShow/
  8. stormbird

    Stafford 8th October 2017

    unfortuneately the topic on FS is no longer available , but you are correct about costs being part of the problem , but it was not the whole problem . As for the FF site I seem to recollect that last year it was on the balcony & difficult to find . I'm not certain what the solution is , but it might be to make a block booking rather than trying to book a section , but that would mean members registering with FF admin for tables before the tables are booked
  9. stormbird

    Stafford 8th October 2017

    Sorry to slightly contradict you as it would seem that to a certain degreee it's a case of 6 of one & half a dozen of the other . Shaun is very flexible over the booking for the FF section but I seem to recollect that in March he was struggling up to the last minutes to fill the area , and the PS start organising table locations 3-4 months ahead of a show , so if we look to book a section 1-2 months before a show it becomes difficult The situation with FSSUK is more to do with the new restricion on what birds can be sold , which has led to a falling out,& FS now only attend the Spring Show. However WFS whose birds are are also affected by the restrictions will be attending as they have come to an agreement with the PS. Basically I think that if FF is to have a section @ the PS shows we need to start planning & negotiating with them before the show tickets go on sale which usually @ the previous show eg tickets for the National are on sale @ the summmer show , so we'd need to start planning for the National @ or just after the Spring Show
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    Stafford 8th October 2017

    I started this topic a few weeks ago there has been 3 replies including 1 from Shaun ! So it seems the subject is like flogging the proverbial donkey unless folk are going to prove me wrong . I know from comments on here & facebook that there are members going . . I'm going but will not be there untill mid morning & will only be buying
  11. stormbird

    Stafford floor plan

    Don't recollect seeing one for the summer show but with only 2 halls locating tables should not be too difficult . . In the main Hall tables are usually to the left of the main doors as you enter & under the balcony @ the back , with the rest of the sales tables in the Prestwood Hall The Annexe is not normally used unless there is special event in there but I've not heard of anything planned . And the Balcony is not in use apart from food & drink
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    Blankets Quiz Nights

    he was the Cockney -------
  13. stormbird

    Blankets Quiz Nights

    yes I had noticed the difference , but I also remembered Tommy Steele's nickname
  14. stormbird

    Blankets Quiz Nights

    Can't take you 2 anywhere without you showing yourseves up , but perhaps Blanket should have used Tommy Steele & not Babs Windsor
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    Blankets Quiz Nights

    oops ! you were sopposed to pm the answers not post them
  16. stormbird

    New member

    Hi & welcome By September show I;m guessing you mean the National which is National Exhibition 8th October 2017 @ Stafford so might give you a week or so extra to get prepared
  17. stormbird

    Feathered Flyer International

    these came from Johan
  18. stormbird

    Blankets Quiz Nights

    think no4 might be a wild bird
  19. stormbird

    New Member

    hi Gary & welcome !
  20. stormbird

    A Big Thankyou

    they certainly looked to be enjoying themselves when I visited the section !
  21. stormbird

    Stafford Today

    I woz there from 11am onwards , but did not see your stand ! I did not spend much time walking around today after a flying visits to the FF section & WFS & AFS stands I spent most time on the FS section in the anexe
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    Stafford Today

    I got there in 1 piece if a little damp noticed the refreshment area was busy when I colected Pekin Robin hen off Gareth left my stuff @ the FS stand checking out new blue necked Tanager hen whilest there then up to the balcony to see Gerhard & Claudia on the WFS to collect seed for waxbills then along to the AFS stand where things went a little pear shaped as chap I was supposed to collect Blue cap waxbills off was not there then back to the FS stand
  23. stormbird

    Stafford Today

    just got back . now to sort me & birds out !
  24. stormbird

    New Member-Costas

    hi Costas