A “one-man crime wave” who illegally collected more than 5,000 rare bird eggs has been jailed.
Daniel Lingham, 65, was spotted “head-to-toe in camouflage gear” picking eggs up off the ground in Norfolk in May.
Police investigators later discovered a 5,266-egg hoard at his home, including specimens from endangered and rare species.
Lingham, of Newton St Faith, Norfolk, was handed an 18-week jail sentence after admitting five offences.
Norwich magistrates told him his collection would be sent to the Natural History Museum.
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