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Wild bird photography and the law.

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To protect rare breeding birds, the law prohibits intentional

disturbance of any species included in Schedule 1 of the

Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. This applies while such

a bird is building a nest, or is in, on or near a nest

containing eggs or young. It is also illegal to intentionally

disturb dependent young of Schedule 1 birds.

Photographers cannot visit such nests unless they obtain the

appropriate licence from the relevant authority. These are as

follows:

English Nature

Northminster House, Peterborough PE1 1UA.

Tel: 01733 340345

Countryside Council for Wales

Plas Penrhos, Fford Penrhos, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2LQ. Tel:

01248 370444

Scottish Natural Heritage

Research and Advisory Service, Bonnington Bond, 2/5

Anderson Place, Edinburgh EH6 5NP. Tel 0131 554 9797

SCHEDULE 1

Birds that are protected by special penalties and that may not

be photographed at or near a nest without a licence:

Avocet

Bee-eater

Bittern

Bittern, little

Bluethroat

Brambling

Bunting, cirl

Bunting, Lapland

Bunting, snow

Buzzard, honey

Chough

Corncrake

Crake, spotted

Crossbills (all species)

Divers (all species)

Dotterel

Duck, long-tailed

Eagle, golden

Eagle, white-tailed

Falcon, gyr

Fieldfare

Firecrest

Garganey

Godwit, black-tailed

Goldeneye

Goose, greylag (Outer Hebrides, Caithness, Sutherland & Wester Ross only)

Goshawk

Grebe, black-necked

Grebe, Slavonian

Greenshank

Gull, little

Gull, Mediterranean

Harriers (all species)

Heron, purple

Hobby

Hoopoe

Kingfisher

Kite, red

Merlin

Oriole, golden

Osprey

Owl, barn

Owl, snowy

Peregrine

Petrel, Leach’s

Phalarope, red-necked

Pintail

Plover, Kentish

Plover, little ringed

Quail, common

Redstart, black

Redwing

Rosefinch, scarlet

Ruff

Sandpiper, green

Sandpiper, purple

Sandpiper, wood

Scaup

Scoter, common

Scoter, velvet

Serin

Shorelark

Shrike, red-backed

Spoonbill

Stilt, black-winged

Stint, Temminck’s

Stone-curlew

Swan, Bewick’s

Swan, whooper

Tern, black

Tern, little

Tern, roseate

Tit, bearded

Tit, crested

Treecreeper, short-toed

Warbler, Cetti’s

Warbler, Dartford

Warbler, marsh

Warbler, Savi’s

Whimbrel

Woodlark

Wryneck

 

http://www.birdimages.co.uk/files/documents/BIRDPHOT_tcm5-43180.pdf

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Good info Moll, do you know if anyone (ie joe normal, not a mad-on eagle/osprey/peregrine/chough etc watcher) has been done for any pic taking?

 

Cheers, D.

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Good info Moll, do you know if anyone (ie joe normal, not a mad-on eagle/osprey/peregrine/chough etc watcher) has been done for any pic taking?

 

Cheers, D.

wouldnt be able to tell what spieces they were if i took any so im safe :laugh:
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Good info Moll, do you know if anyone (ie joe normal, not a mad-on eagle/osprey/peregrine/chough etc watcher) has been done for any pic taking?

 

Cheers, D.

 

No Dytkos, but I do know someone who had the police at his door for taking photos of a rare bird, after posting them on here years ago. Some stupid joke about a spud gun (Kind that shoot bits of potatoes or something) and he had the police at his door, the farmers door, and his mate lost his permission :doh:

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Good info Moll, do you know if anyone (ie joe normal, not a mad-on eagle/osprey/peregrine/chough etc watcher) has been done for any pic taking?

 

Cheers, D.

wouldnt be able to tell what spieces they were if i took any so im safe :laugh:

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hi moll are they the only birds you need perms for or all types ie finchs larks and genral garden birds

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thanks moll the reason i asked was i put a thread up awhile ago about bird egg photograghy as i have found numerous nesting birds ie chif chafs,whitethroats buzzads kezzies finhes tits jays and plenty more . now i had all these birds eggs on a phone but deleted them as a lad off here said it was illegal and i really wanted to start a thread on this subject thanks :thumbs:

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