2013 Orange Bird Sale Review

By Ray Smith

 

The highest recorded rainfall in a 24 hour period preceded the 2013 Orange Bird Sale adding to the grey hair of organisers! Luckily blue skies greeted us on Saturday morning which turned into a fabulous Orange Autumn day.

 

220 bird sellers benched almost 5,300 birds making it one of the biggest Orange Bird Sales to date. A very good selection of birds were available from finches to Macaws. The new location meant all the birds fit easily and it wasn't too squashy to move around which is quite impressive since almost 2,000 people came through the doors.

 

The sale was once again supported by around 25 trade stands who supplied expert advice along with all those hard to get bird products.

 

The afternoon continued with aviary tours, with some participants seeing far more of the local area than expected!

 

The evening ended with the usual Saturday night dinner held at the local club with all attendees enthralled by the South African bird and animal adventures of Dr Stacey Gelis.

 

The Orange Bird Society would like to thank all attendees for once again making it a weekend to remember and we hope to see you all next year.

 

 

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