> Still plenty of activity with pet parrots escaping during the sunny weather - mostly African greys. Almost daily - sometimes twice a day - we are updating the list. Please be careful that your premises are secure while birds are out of their cages, and also ensure that they are identifiable with a leg ring or microchip. Several have been reunited with their owners, though. Also several others have been found and as yet unclaimed. See the latest list at Lost & Found Parrots
> The transition period for the UK leaving the EU comes to an end on 31st December 2020. This means that after that date, any movement of CITES-species across these borders will require new permits. For full details see Brexit No-Deal
> Some excellent articles by Adam Mogg in recent issues of our printed magazine, as well as those by Mike Roxx and Hayley Baker in our on-line BirdScene. Highly practical and informative information on breeding and keeping various parrot species, all based on their personal experience. Now the nights are drawing in, it is time to get down to writing about your particular interests, so that you can share them with other parrot-keepers!
> An excellent breeding season in 2019-20 reported on the Blue-throated Macaws at the Laney Rickman Reserve by Bennett Hennessy. This is part-funded by the PSUK Conservation Fund. See Bennett's report at - Update on Blue-throated Macaws
Also look out for news on our support of African and Timneh grey parrots in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in association with The World Parrot Trust.
> Coronavirus pandemic: As we know, the National Exhibition for 3/4 October will not go ahead. Trustees voted unanimously to cancel, taking into account the current situation, the set-up at Stafford Showground, and the risk to any potential visitors. We are actively discussing plans for our 'Help The Birdkeepers' event in December, hopefully to make it a larger than usual show. Look out for updates here, as and when we know more. Currently not looking too hopeful, as coronavirus control measures are many and complicated. Our event at Beale Wildlife Park on August 9th did go ahead, with a good turnout - see Beale Wildlife Park. Hopefully Desford Bird Gardens in September will also proceed, but owing to Covid-19 restrictions, will require pre-booking of tickets - see Tropical Bird Gardens The local area meeting in Maidstone, Kent has also sadly been cancelled - see Kent Area Meetings
> The Members Only area of our site is now live. Go to the Members Only page, and register with your PS membership number and create a password. The Parrot Wiki is building slowly but surely, and your help is invited.