As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Prison officer spared jail for trading 2,000 rare bird eggs

Published: 10/04/2013
A prison officer who traded illegally in more than 2,000 rare birds’ eggs avoided a prison sentence yesterday.

But 53-year-old Keith Liddell could face losing his job, as the Scottish Prison Service will now hold a disciplinary inquiry.

Sheriff Gordon Fleetwood ordered Liddell to carry out 220 hours of community service as an alternative to prison.

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