We get involved with it each year – and it’s a great spectacle – the annual South Sydney bird show at Coronation Hall on Botany Road at the corner of Coward Street on Saturday June 9. Budgies, parrots, canaries, finches – about 800 of them – make up the South Sydney Avicultural Society’s 54th Annual Show. There are rare and specialist budgerigars, lizard canaries, finches and much, much more. In previous years I’ve watched the great joy many of our local children (and the not-so-young’s) get as they wander through the hall looking at all the varied and colourful birds on display. The show is open to the public at 1.00pm after the judging and everyone is welcome. It’s free of charge and the South Sydney Avicultural Society puts on a magnificent display, which you don’t want to miss. A couple of birds you really should see – some new colours on parrots and lovebirds and the unusual plain headed canaries, which haven’t been seen for some time.