For the Steel Aviary they found what they wanted at the first stall they went to! They snapped up what was a good compromise between getting a bargain and returning later to find them sold. They bought a bonded pair of Ringneck Parakeets. Yes, these are like those living wild in London except these are what are called Mutation Ringnecks - i.e. they are different to the nominate species. Ours are a Blue Cock Bird and a Turquoise Hen and are shown below. They came from a very experienced Dutch Breeder who is at the show every year. I think Ringnecks are nice as they have a bright red beak which stands out - better than Sydney's all black beak! They didn't only get birds, of course. They came back with a new seed hopper and loads of accesories for us fids including 2 new bird lights.
Because they returned quite late, all the birds were put in cages overnight and released into their aviaries the following morning to give them the maximum amount of daylight to get used to their new environments.