RSPB rejects replica egg company's scheme to discourage nest raiders

Graham Jessup, a sprayer at Emerald Collectables in Romsey, Hampshire, painting replica blackbird (left) and jay eggs. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has rejected the firm's offer to donate a proportion of its turnover, saying any effort that encourages an interest in egg-collecting is 'undesirable'.

Photograph: Andrew Hasson

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