Friday, 15 June 2007

Man in court on egg-collecting charges

A 40-year-old man has appeared in court in Lincolnshire accused of possessing one of the biggest collections of wild bird eggs ever discovered in the UK.

Richard Pearson, of Phelps Place, Cleethorpes, is alleged to have raided the nests of rare wild birds to amass a collection of more than 7,000 eggs.

Right: Peregrines are frequently targeted by egg thieves. (Image: Steve Young)

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Source: BBC