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Kingfisher egg alarm.

WILDLIFE experts are cracking up after a rare bird's nest was bulldozed.

Police have been called in amid their claims that an egg-filled kingfisher nest has been accidentally buried under five feet of rubble by a farmer.

A pair of the multi-coloured birds had made their nests in a sand bank in Selkirk in the Scottish Borders. Now it is believed a clutch of eggs has been obliterated."

Yesterday furious wildlife experts warned the birds may never return to the area.

They said kingfishers were extremely scarce in Scotland and were specially protected by law.

Robin Payne, from Scottish Natural Heritage, said Lothian and Borders Police had been notified of the nest destruction.

He said: "Kingfishers are beautiful birds which are very rare in Scotland, not often seen outside of the Borders."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 31, 2000
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