This week a poster containing the photograph to the left arrived on my desk. The little boy is thirteen-month-old James McCabe, who is suffering from a terminally-ill condition known as Vein of Galen malformation (VOGM). The illness affects the blood vessels in the brain, and can cause blindness and heart failure.
See Cage & Aviary Birds May 30 issue on sale Wednesday to read the news story on Just for James.
Monals are undoubtedly the most brilliantly garbed of all game birds, the metallic refl ections of their blue, purple, green and red hues being equalled only by those of the birds of paradise, sunbirds and hummingbirds. It is hard to decide whether or not monals are the fi nest of all pheasants, but they are certainly of outstanding interest .