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About MKP

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  • Birthday 06/10/1966

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    Foreign Finches

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    West Midlands
  • Interests
    Foreign Finches, currently keep Gouldians,Golden Song Sparrows, St Helenas and Painted Finches in a mixed flight.

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  1. new member... kind of

    Sounds good, keep us posted on your progress. Maybe even a few photo's?
  2. new member... kind of

    Hi Mark, Welcome back, nice to read that your son is also interested in keeping and breeding birds and the list of birds you have kept and bred before is interesting. I vaguely remember an article on Song Sparrows and i still have a couple of pairs after breeding these for several years. There are still a few other active members in the South Wales area that keep the birds you are planning to purchase. Might be worth sending Daz a pm. Have you set up a bird room or outdoor flight or some of both? atb Mark.
  3. New sponsor Aviform

    Well done to the Admin team, a good company to sponsor and support a great site.
  4. Bechino Cock Wanted

    Hi Mike, Sorry, can't help with the Bechino but nice to know you are still keeping birds! atb Mark
  5. Hi All, Just got back from Staffs, enjoyed the day,well done to Shaun and the team for organising such a good event. Met a couple of members i haven't spoken to before Krissy & Marsha although no doubt by the next time we meet i will not remember which one is which. Great job on the refreshments raising cash for the site. Also had a chat to Jon Shaw & Blanket- always nice to meet up with other members. Picked up seed etc from Gerhard and a nice couple of Goudlians and Painted hen from John Shaw plus a cock St Helena from Phil Mumford.- thanks again chaps. Good to catch up with a few familiar faces from on here too. Not quite as many tables with birds as usual but a little easier to get around. Saw a beautiful pair of Mesias on Phil Cleetons table but at £900 a little too steep for my short arms and deep pockets. How did your day go? atb Mark
  6. Hello

    Hi John, Welcome aboard, lots of like minded helpful people on here so any questions, don't be afraid to ask. Nice part of the country you are in too. atb Mark.
  7. Hi, I'm going but not having a table this time as my Gouldians have not fully moulted in time. Will be exchanging a couple of other birds for unrelated pairs and picking up seed etc. Hope to catch up with a few members off here. Mark.
  8. New Member North Yorkshire

    Hi Keith, Welcome aboard, do you currently cage breed your birds or are they in a mixed flight? Regards Mark.
  9. Hello Everyone

    Hi Ken, Welcome to the site from another "local". I'm in Solihull. What colour Gouldians do you keep and are they cage bred or aviary? Regards Mark.
  10. Hello From Manchester :)

    Hi Laura, Welcome to the site and great to read such an in depth Introduction, all that's missing is your shoe size Please keep us posted on the progress of your aviary and bird room build as it is always good to see other folk's set ups. Enjoy your birds. Mark.
  11. October 2016 Stafford Show Precautions

    Geoff Capes being very vocal on the tannoy system didn't even work last time.
  12. October 2016 Stafford Show Precautions

    Hi Jan, One other point is that the phone signal in the halls is usually quite poor and in March was terrible. Don't rely on being able to contact people by phone after you have arrived and either arrange to meet at a persons table or a time and place to meet in advance for example either at the bar on the balcony or the main reception entrance indoors in case its raining. I spent a considerable amount of time trying to get in touch with two chaps last time as I had not made arrangements in advance. Regards Mark.
  13. Introduction

    Hi Luke, Welcome to the site, lots of helpful fellow bird keepers on here so any questions just ask away. What finches do you currently keep? Regards Mark.
  14. Just For Fun

    "Gymnastics has always been my first love"
  15. New Member

    Hi John, Ok will do, next time I am out Leamington way I will let you know. Regards Mark.