Bird egg hoarder fac­ing jail

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A man who il­le­gally col­lected more than 5,000 rare bird eggs has been warned he is fac­ing jail.

Daniel Ling­ham, 65, was re­ported to po­lice af­ter be­ing spot­ted “head-to-toe in cam­ou­flage gear” pick­ing eggs off the ground at Caw­ston Heath in Nor­folk, Nor­wich mag­is­trates’ court heard.

Of­fi­cers searched his home and found 5,266 eggs of species in­clud­ing nightin­gales, night­jars, tur­tle doves, chif­fchaffs, lit­tle-ringed plovers, wood­larks and king­fish­ers. Ling­ham, of New­ton St Faith in Nor­folk, ad­mit­ted five of­fences un­der the Wildlife and Coun­try­side Act 1981.

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