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, 18 April 2018

Plymouth man charged with stealing rare birds' eggs

6 April 2018 at 1:00pm

A man has been charged with a number of offences against the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, in relation to the taking of and disturbing of protected birds, their nests and eggs.

Jason North aged 49 from Plymouth has been charged with 14 offences including the disturbance of protected birds at or near their nests and the taking of eggs.

These include rare species such as Golden Eagle and Osprey in Scotland.

Other offences relate to nest disturbance and the taking of eggs of rare Devon birds namely Hobby, Peregrine Falcon and Little-Ringed Plover from sites on Dartmoor, Devon.

The crimes are alleged to have taken place in Devon and Scotland during 2016.

Mr North is due before Plymouth Magistrates on 3 May.
Last updated Fri 6 Apr 2018

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