161 Special protection periods

161 Special protection periods

If it appears to the Secretary of State expedient that any specified1 wild birds should be protected during any period outside the close season for those birds, he may by order made with respect to the whole or any specified part of Great Britain declare any period (which must not in the case of any order exceed 14 days) as a period of special protection for those birds. The effect is to provide an additional period of close season for those birds2.