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Song thrush?

Observed: 20th March 2012 By: pondlifepondlife’s reputation in Birdspondlife’s reputation in Birdspondlife’s reputation in Birds
thrush
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Description:

I found this nest on ground after some fencers
cut down a hedge so put it in nearest tree but i think its will be to late for the egg's

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Fenwickfield's picture

fingers crossed

It say's that they have 4-5 eggs in a clutch and up to three clutches,so with a bit if luck you have saved them the energy of building another nest and incubation may not have started yet.I cannot understand why someone would do this to a nest.

Fenwickfield

Ray Turner's picture

Illegal

Also worth pointing out it is illegal;

All wild birds are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended), whilst they are actively nesting or roosting. Section 1 of this Act, makes it an offence to kill, injure or take any wild bird, and to intentionally take, damage or destroy the nest of any wild bird while that nest is in use or being built. It is also an offence to take or destroy any wild bird eggs.

The above statement is taken from a Gloucestershire County Council advice leaflet.

Ray

Ray

Fenwickfield's picture

interesting

Thank's Ray
That is very useful to know and if anyone see's this happening on there patch I hope they will report it.I am not sure if it would be the R.S.P.B or B.T.O. I knew there was a time slot for when you can cut hedges so maybe this should apply to people fencing too.

Fenwickfield

Ray Turner's picture

Reporting

Most constabularies have a Wildlife Crimes Officer, check your local constabulary website for details, to who suspected incidents should be reported.

If you do see anything you have suspicion about it can also be reported via

www.rspb.org.uk/ourwork/policy/wildbirdslaw/reportform.aspx

which is an online form (and comes with the expected promises of confidentiality).

Ray

Ray

pondlife's picture

I have reported it now to the

I have reported it now to the rspb and they are going to talk to the fencing company

brian