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.

Friday 27 April 2018

Couple find rare 100 year old birds eggs in dead relative's home

16th April

Emily Walker Chief reporter

AN EGG-straordinary donation of potentially illegal birds’ eggs have been handed over to a zoo.
The collection of more than 100 specimens was delivered to Drusillas Park in Alfriston.

The rare bird eggs were delivered to the zoo last week by a couple who stumbled across them while clearing out the belongings of a deceased relative. The collection includes eggs which are more than a century old but it has been illegal to take the eggs of most wild birds since the Protection of Birds Act 1954 and anyone caught with an unlicensed collection can face serious charges.

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