Talking Birds has been published every month since September 2004.
Every edition contains articles on parrots, finches, budgies, canaries, a vet column, news from Australia and around the world, comprehensive Forthcoming Events listings, bird club and avian vet listings.
Starting at eight years of age TB’s publisher, Lloyd Marshall, has kept/bred budgies, canaries, finches, parrots and cockatoos.
He is now involved in keeping/breeding parrots, cockatoos, lorikeets, kookaburras, white swans, black swans, various native and exotic waterfowl, peafowl, pheasants and rare chooks, also two bettong species, four wallaby species, two pademelon species, sugar gliders and emus.
He was editor of the magazine of the WA Avicultural Society and the WA Finch Society.
The president of the Avicultural Society of Western Australia at the time when a legal case brought by Lloyd Marshall against the society was settled in Mr Marshall’s favour, Mr Charles Kelly, said that settlement came about because the society was in the wrong.
An apology was subsequently published in the society magazine, Mr Marshall did not ask for, and did not receive any monetary settlement from the society.
Mr Kelly said the society should have apologised to Mr Marshall as soon as it received correspondence from Mr Marshall about the matter.
Mr Kelly said Mr Marshall pointed out to the society on several occasions that all he wanted was an apology, but the society ignored those requests, which resulted in the society incurring considerable legal expenses.
Mr Marshall’s journalistic CV is extensive and can be found here.