Wow! What an incredible day!
We were joined by around twenty Members and Guests, kicking off our day at the private collection of John Urane. After a quick General Meeting we led into a presentation on the Incubation and Brooding of Pheasant chicks.
Everyone then had the opportunity to see how John has kept his Wildfowl for many decades. His collection includes Dark-Throated Golden Pheasants, standard Golden Pheasants, Lady Amherst Pheasants, Silver Pheasants, Kalij Nepal Pheasants, Mongolian Ring-necked Pheasants, Blue Mutant (Melanistic) Ring-necked Pheasants, Reeve's Pheasants, Black-Breasted Button Quail, show quality Silkie Chickens, Rosellas, Cockatiels, Gouldian Finches, Muscovy Ducks, and probably a few other species we've missed.
Following this we travelled in convoy fifteen minutes north west to Camira, and the property of Klaus Sietas. This gentleman was significantly involved in the early importation of exotic parrots from Europe to Australia, and in part is a slice of history which positively contributed to modern private Aviculture.
Klaus' collection includes Glossy Black Cockatoos, Major-Mitchell Cockatoos, African Grey Parrots, Scarlet Macaws, Blue & Gold Macaws, finches, Golden-Shouldered Parrots, and Lilac-Crowned Amazons.
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Here's a video of our day: