Did you know that you shouldn't just take an egg from the wild?
The majority of the time, if you wanted to legally remove an egg from the wild you would have to get a licence from Natural England. This is because people used to steal eggs from the wild to keep them in collections or to hatch birds to exploit. The legislation was put in place to stop this and hopefully protect wildlife.
*There are a couple of scenarios where you can remove eggs without a licence. You can remove unhatched eggs from abandoned nests between 1st September and 31st January.