Bird Eggs – part two….

continued from my journey has begun…

*♦ Shows my age, it was ok to collect eggs when I was growing up on the various farms, we lived on, with various eggs being given to me by the farm hands to enlarge my collection, but in 1968, after writing to Colchester zoo for some exotic bird eggs, I was informed that it was not possible due to the act of 1954 for Protection of Birds Act – with a few changes since… namely the “burden of proof” for criminal liability.

Colchester Zoo took wildlife conservation very serious even then, although I thought it was a bit excessive, but I understand better now, then I did when I was a lot younger, I don’t think my egg collection grew very much from that day on… *

A few court cases have ended with people being imprisoned and even with serious collectors losing there lives, by falling out of trees…

eggsSo what happens if you have a collection, of eggs, well you can not keep them, that’s  in the eyes of the RSPB, but there is another side to the story, with this all getting really tricky to follow, so I think collecting birds eggs is now off the list of things to collect, or purchase… so I will stick to collecting bird feathers, which is what Colchester Zoo sent me, instead of the eggs…

Oh bugger, no, phew, that’s ok, in America certainmnbv birds feathers are illegal to own, even if you pick the up from the floor, you must leave them where they are… how stupid is that ! or is it ? sod that with the American cops being trigger happy, St Peter would never believe you…

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