It’s that time of the year again, when Country and City breeders and exhibitors come together for the 2020 Royal Easter Show. This year show will be held from the 3rd to 14th of April 2020. The Sydney Royal is one of the largest and most prestigious of its kind in Australia.

Budgerigars will again be on display during the period of 5th, 6th and 7th of April. Entries for the Aviary Bird Exhibition closed on the 19th February, with the number of aviary birds anticipated to exceed the 400 birds exhibited in 2019. Junior classes will again be available this year and having free entry for the Junior Exhibitors. The exhibition will be held in the Domestic Animal Pavilion.

New additional Budgerigar Classes are being introduced for the 2020 Royal Show, such was the popularity and interest in the Budgerigars over previous years. Judging of the birds will be held on the 6th April 2020, and upon completion , the winners will be displayed with their appropriated Ribbons and Sashes etc.

During the course of the show, Stewards will be available for the general public to obtain information about the birds, various Budgerigar Clubs to join, or discuss their pet birds. Judging of the Budgerigars for 2020, will be undertaken by Mr James Matthews of Canberra. NB. Mr Matthews is a previous winner of this competition.

Since the commencement of the 2020 show season in January, shows have been held at; Illawarra ( Bulli ), Shoalhaven ( Nowra ), St George ( Bexley ), Canberra, and Newcastle ( Wallsend ). Major success has been gained by the Hills Branch member Adrain Corner, having gained the Reserve Grand Champion Award, at Shoalhaven.

Hills Branch will be holding our Annual Show on Sunday the 1st March 2020, at the Don Moore Community Centre, located at North Rocks Road, North Rocks, with all visitors welcome. The birds will be on display from late morning with free entry. NB. Birds similar the attached photograph will be on display.

Two weeks later the New South Wales Annual Show will be held at the Seven Hills Sports High School, Seven Hills, again affording Hills Residents the opportunity to view quality budgerigars.

Care to be part of a hobby that can be enjoyed by an individual, partnership or family; then cantact should be made with Ray Galbraith by telephoning 9653 – 1538 or e-mail [email protected]