I had the pleasure of spending a bit of time with Alan Druery yesterday. He is one of the true gentlemen of the hobby.
I was very impressed with the quality of his birds. I wanted to see the Sky which won its class at the Nationals this year. He was every bit the budgie I expected he would be. A fabulous bird.
There were many good youngsters flying and Alan had a cage of really nice babies there, all were of very good quality and a couple of the babies will be spectacular.
Thank you for your time Alan, and the effort you put in to show me a number of your birds, your birds are something that you should be very proud of.
This is the first blog on the new-look web site. You will notice I have had a bit of a refurb with the web site and hope to keep it current.
Lots has happened in the past decade or so with my life. As a result the Budgies have taken a bit of a back seat to everything else that has been going on during that period. I still enjoy breeding the budgies and have kept the stud rolling along, all be it on a much reduced scale
This first blog I wanted to use to honour the passing of my Best Budgie mate John Carrol (Melbourne, Australia) late last year. It knocked my for a six when I heard of his sudden death. We spoak often by phone and would meet up when ever possible. The biggest problem was we lived about 700 miles apart, so most of our contact was via phone. John became a very good and trusted friend, who I will readily tell you I miss our relationship a lot. We were great mates on many levels well apart from our budgie breeding capers. There is one massive void in my bird keeping experience since John's passing. It was John who encouraged me to keep the birds going until I had more time for them. I know you are in a better place Johno, may you rest in peace.