There is often the misconception that some birds are exempt from protection i.e. feral pigeons, magpies, crows etc., but this is not the case:
All wild birds are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) whilst they are actively nesting or roosting.
It is also an offence to take or destroy any wild bird eggs.
In addition, bird species listed under Schedule 1(3) of the Act receive extra protection.
A brief guide to legislation for trees
A brief guide to tree work terminology and definitions
Can I get my neighbour to cut back or reduce the height of their trees or hedge?
Help for Arborists
How can I find out if the trees within my ownership are protected?
How close can I build to my tree?
How do I select the right Tree Surgeon?
When is the bird nest season?
Construction and Trees Guidance
Directory of AA Registered Consultants
Directory of ARB Approved Contractors
Guide to Tree Pruning
Guide to Trees and the Law
Help for Tree Owners
Trees and Wildlife Guidance
Tree Selection, Planting and Maintenance
Tree Surgeons and Tree Advisors – Guidance