Just a heads up to be on the lookout for eggers in the English Midlands.
I had a communique from a local birder that there were three characters with rucksacks and dodgy bins at Croxall Lakes in Staffordshire who were obviously looking for nests, of anything. The police were called but they had left by the time anyone arrived. Please be aware of unusual characters on your patch. The car was a silver Vauxhall Vectra estate, reg No. X57 HAB, with a "Sandvik" parking permit in the window. Presumably from the Coventry/Nuneaton area.
If these people are seen in your birding area contact Ellie Sewell, the Tamworth Wlidlife Liaison Officer on 07854 774573, or your own local W.L.O. if further afield.