Page last updated: 12 July 2022 (website last updated: 08 August 2022)
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WFS 2022 AGM (Annual General Meeting)
The WFS held its 2022 AGM on Sunday 03 July 2022 at our Nottingham branch venue. It was the club's first AGM since the start of the pandemic and ensured the club elected officials going ahead for the next 12 months. There was a continued call, however, for additional members to come forward and help to share the running of the club. We would like to thank Colin Leask for a very informative and thoughtful presentation on bird health and for all the members who turned up on the day. The WFS committee page will be updated shortly. Thank you.
2021 WFS members' breeding returns
Thanks to all members who sent in their breeding returns for 2021. The overall results now feature on this website and further details appears in the summer edition of The Waxbill.
2022 Target Species
Following the 2015 breeding returns, it was agreed that the WFS would set a target species for each year to help promote awareness of, and encourage members both to keep and breed, that species. As well as being a risk within aviculture, there was a stipulation that the cost of acquiring a pair of birds shouldn't exceed £120 and that the species is reasonably available. Clearly, in this post-pandemic period, we recognise that there may be fluctuations in cost and availability and these factors will be considered when we review the 2022 breeding returns next year.
The orange-cheeked waxbill was the first target species in 2016 and was joined by red-cheeked cordon bleu in 2017, the red-winged pytillia (2018), the red-headed finch (2019), the red-eared waxbill (2020) and the St Helena waxbill (2021). Looking at the breeding returns for 2021, the committee decided to retain the St Helena waxbill for 2022 although only breeding diplomas will be awarded for breeding target species in 2022.
The full WFS target species list therefore remains as:
WFS badges now available
We're pleased to add Waxbill Finch Society badges to the list of items we offer on PayPal. They're available for £4 each (free postage in the UK) and can be found on the WFS booklets page.
|04 September 2022 (Sunday)||Northern Branch Meeting
Bramley Village Hall, South Yorks S66 2SA (5 minutes from M18 Junction 1).
Hall open: 10:00am.
See our WFS branch meetings page for all the details.