Beware - where you take shots of Kingfishers


puertouk 8 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2014 4:46PM
I came across this today and thought I should pass it on regarding taking shots of the Kingfisher.
You can get a 5,000 fine or up to six months in prison. Not possessing a portable bird hide. You also require a licence for taking images of them near their nests. Blush

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gaelldew 12 376 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2014 5:08PM
Do you have a link for this or was that for the blush?
KevSB 16 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2014 5:25PM

Quote:It is an offence to take, injure or kill a kingfisher or to take, damage or destroy its nest, eggs or young. It is also an offence to intentionally or recklessly disturb the birds close to their nest during the breeding season. Violation of the law can attract fines up to 5,000 per offence and/or a prison sentence of up to six months.


No mention of a bird hide and the key wording intentionally or recklessly which is very hard to prove
franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2014 5:47PM
oldblokeh 8 1.2k United Kingdom
7 Jun 2014 6:11PM
Here's a link from the actual licensing authority for England that gives examples of when a licence may and may not be required:

http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/Images/photography-guidance_tcm6-35807.pdf
Ray12 Plus
7 154 1 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2014 6:34PM
Some people are also saying that they are taking there Kingfisher images from specially designated hides, so when they upload there image.... to put them in the clear so to speak, all they have to do it click on the "MAP" which will show you where the picture was taken, if that is a designated area then all well and good, if not ????????

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