316. Protection of wild birds generally.

Wild birds are specially protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 19811.

It is an offence2 intentionally to kill, injure or take any wild bird, to take, damage or destroy the nest of a specified3 wild bird, to take, damage or destroy the nest of any wild bird while the nest is in use or being built, or to take or destroy an egg of any wild bird4.

It is also an offence to have in one's possession or control any live or dead wild bird or any part of, or anything derived from, such a bird, or any egg or