A farmer has been convicted of two charges of intentionally disturbing the nest of a pair of breeding ospreys.
Paul Barnes, 58, from Braithwaite near Keswick, was found guilty following a three-day trial at Workington Magistrates’ Court.
He drove his tractor and trailer with a group of children close to the Bassenthwaite site in June 2017, scaring the birds from their nest.
He must pay a £300 fine, £2,000 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.
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