Page last updated: 17 March 2018 (website last updated: 17 March 2018)
Welcome to the Waxbill Finch Society's website
WFS 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Members will have seen in the latest Spring edition of The Waxbill that this year's AGM has been set for Sunday 10th June where it will be held at our Northern branch venue of Bramley village hall. Further information will be posted when available.
|25 March 2018 (Sunday)||South-East Branch Sales Meeting
Great Hallingbury Village Hall, Church Road, Great Hallingbury, Essex CM22 7TY (5 mins from M11 Jnct 8 - Stansted Airport)
Hall open: 11.00am
Refreshments and supplies available. Free entry to members and £1 on the door to non members.
|10 June 2018 (Sunday)||Annual General Meeting (AGM) - Bramley Village Hall, South Yorks S66 2SA (5 minutes from M18 Junction 1).
Hall open: 11am.
Guest speaker: to be confirmed
|All meetings||Visit our branch meetings page for all the details.|
WFS members' 2017 breeding returns
The 31 January 2018 deadline has now passed for members to submit their breeding returns for the 2017 calendar year. We will update the website to incorporate these returns once all the figures have been collated.
Members who joined since July 2017 are eligible for the Top New Member award. Full details of all the special breeding awards feature in the Summer 2018 edition of The Waxbill.
Jos van Himbergen speaking to members at the 2017 AGM
The WFS 2017 AGM took place on Sunday 11th June at the South Eastern branch venue in Great Hallingbury, Essex, which was a change from the usual venue in Doncaster.
The AGM saw a good turn-out of members who were treated to an excellent presentation/ discussion on bird nutrition by Jos van Himbergen. A wide variety of birds were also available (DEFRA rules applied).
New committee members: Alan Jarvis is the society's new secretary while Andrew Poonians takes over from Tom Flude as treasurer. Full details will appear later on this site and in the next edition of The Waxbill.
2017 AGM at Great Hallingbury, Essex
Following the 2015 breeding returns, it was agreed that the WFS would set a target species for the coming year to help promote awareness of, and encourage members both to keep and breed, that species. For 2016, the orange-cheeked waxbill was chosen and the WFS were delighted to see 31 birds bred in 2016 from a low of only 1 in 2015. For 2017, it was agreed to retain the orange-cheeked waxbill but also to add the red-cheeked cordon bleu as its numbers have precariously dipped in recent years. The 2017 target species were therefore:
The officers of the WFS will review the target species for 2018 once the 2017 returns have been analysed and reviewed.