Flying success at budgerigar show

My Haywood wins the 'best in show' award.
My Haywood wins the 'best in show' award.

Success was ‘tweet’ as bird owners put their feathered friends to the test at Castleford Budgerigar Society’s annual show.

More than 300 pedigree birds flocked to Lock Lane Sports and Rugby Club for the showdown earlier this month.

Overall champions Tony and Sonya Haywood won the ‘best in show’ award with their cobalt blue budgerigar while Geoff and Anne Moore’s light green hen picked up the ‘best young bird’ accolade.

The society – which has been running for more than a decade – meets every second Wednesday of each month at Lock Lane Community Centre.

Members can expect a varied programme of events including guest speakers and judged shows. Visit or call society secretary Sue Smith on 01977 78010 to join.