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Queing from Rayleith Mount at the Mill Hall

Table Rents & Admission fees

The BKA can now announce there much sort after BIRD SALE diary dates for 2016:


To be held at our new much larger venue  (as above) The Mill Hall, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7ED (01268 778171) with ample parking and sufficient space for a much wider participation by all!!

13th November 2016

19th February 2017

12th November 2017

Watch out for BKA’s ad hoc meetings & TABLE SALE shows at St Augustines Hall, Thorpe Bay, Essex, SS1 3HX (corner of Parkanaur Ave & Johnstone Road). Table sales are open to our members & their guests, bird breeders & BKA supporters

To help us to gauge response & demand for  BKA’s  BIRD SALE shows please post your comment here.



Thank you

BKA Spring 2017 Newsletter

Posted by on March 14, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Spring 2017 Newsletter

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Thanks to the Echo newspaper for great coverage of the BKA bird sale show

Posted by on February 26, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

The Echo photographer was able to show the support the BKA gives to children who after all are our future...

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By popular demand the next BKA bird sale is on 25th June 2017 & then on 22nd October 2017

Posted by on February 26, 2017 in Blog, Events | 3 comments

The BKA rely on volunteers who are passionate about keeping & breeding birds and so a BIG THANK YOU to Len, Peter, Al, Dean, Dave, Christine & my brother Ray and his wife Sue. Although Kyla, John & Moya were unable to attend this time round their support is much appreciated. Book early for the next event which is to be held on 25th June 2017 and then on 22nd October 2017. Plenty of time to be successful in your breeding programme and offer your surplus stock to others! IMPORTANT NOTICE The next bird sale show will be held at a new venue namely Fryerns Community Hall, Whitmore Way, Basildon, Essex SS14 2NN. Twice the room and twice the parking area!...

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The BKA bird sales are so popular

Posted by on February 26, 2017 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

The BKA bird sales are so popular

A few selected photos of a very successful bird sale show for the exhibitor’s and the visitors alike held on Sunday 19th February...

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The trial & tribulations of livestock!!

Posted by on February 11, 2017 in Blog, Case Studies | 0 comments

So sad! My Pekin Robins laid 3 eggs and were scheduled to hatcg about now and this little fellow didnt make it. I wonder if the other eggs will be more successful. I feel in any event although they want to breed there are insufficient insects in my aviary to provide the ‘natural’ foods. The lat time I was successful was when the same pair produced a single youngster from a May nest and three babies from a nest in the late summer  

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A Raffle Prize not to be missed

Posted by on January 28, 2017 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Tickets at £1 per strip will ensure you are “in it to win it” a brand new breeding cage with all accessories donated by our sponsor Essex Bird Centre Tickets available on the door at the BKA’s next bird sale show on 19th February at Mill Hall, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 7ED...

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LED lighting

Posted by on January 21, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

The BkA recommends the Avian Lighting system and above all the service provided by Mr Brian Preddy and his colleagues. I have had personal dealings with Brian and can vouch for his professionalism and help when needed. I purchased an LED system from AvianLighting and with Brian’s help & advice have led lighting installed in my bedroom and aviary check out Brian’s web site

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Black hooded Red Siskins

Posted by on January 9, 2017 in Blog, Case Studies | 2 comments

Glimpsed my first Red Siskins at Zwolle, Holland last year and was determined to obtain a pair. Eventually located a pair from Luke a breeder in Worthing and here they are! Today I put in a ‘canary’ nest pan in their cage so here’s hoping for babies!  I am introducing egg food and sprouting seed 3 times a week to influence their decision to mate, Fingers crossed...

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The BKA 2017 Bird Sale dates

Posted by on December 29, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

The Mill Hall, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 7ED Booked again for our members & supporters the following Sundays: 19th FEBRUARY 2017 & 22nd OCTOBER 2017...

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