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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.



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The BKA new LOGO

Posted by on October 7, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

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BKA NEWSLETTER – Autumn 2017

Posted by on October 6, 2017 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Autumn 2017  Newsletter

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Promoting the Benefits of the BKA

Posted by on August 6, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

It was decided to take the BKA out to the Bradwell on Sea Flower & Craft show to promote our hobby and to interest others in bird keeping. We displayed an example of the foreign finches kept by some aviculturists namely a Diamond Fire Tail, a Parson finch, a Masked Grass finch, two Gouldians and a pair of Stat finches to the delight of many who visited our stall. The weather was a combination of showers and beautiful sun shine but the rare occasional gusts of wind brought us running to hold tight the supports of our gazebo to save our presentation disappearing into the trees...

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Bird Sale 19/11/2017 BOOKINGS OPEN

Posted by on July 22, 2017 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

To All BKA members & Supporters After 3 years of growth and a healthy demand from local aviculturists and bird keepers from further afield the BKA has been fortunate to have the choice of two halls. On 19th November 2017 the BKA will be holding its 13th Bird Sale Show at a new venue for the BKA namely The Keen Hall, 1 Wathouse Road, Galleywood, nr Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8PT 19th NOVEMBER 2017  –  An IMPORTANT DATE FOR YOUR BIRD BREEDERS DIARY TABLES £8 and admission only £2 Malcolm Thornton – Chairman / Len March – Secretary / Peter Coleing – Floor Manager t: 01702 584107                                  t: 01702 293053          t: 01245 690421...

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Breeders who place a Wanted adv – BEWARE

Posted by on July 6, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

From personal experience and with rose coloured spectacles! I was keen to obtain a hen New Britain Manikin (Lonchura Spectabilis) and placed a wanted advertisement on a social media site. In quite a short space of time a Jean Blaise of Prinzenallee, Berlin, 13357 contacted me and stated that he had the bird I wanted. He asked me for 121 Euros and he would ensure the bird was couriered to my home address. However when he asked me to send the money via a Western Union address I was suspicious but after many emails together with a photo of the bird for sale I succumbed to the temptation. His email address was As soon as the money was sent and collected he happened to mention that there was an additional 450 Euros required for the courier but that would be refunded as soon as the bird arrived!!!!!!!!!!!!! Naturally he hasn’t responded to my request for the return of my money So beware all bird breeders?...

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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 10th September 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 followed by events on 19th September 2017 & 19th November 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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