Breeding season prompts public warning
Isle of Man residents have been warned to take care in the countryside ahead of the bird breeding season.
Wildlife officials said nesting birds are protected by law and action could be taken against reckless behaviour.
The season, which runs from early April through to the end of July, sees many species breeding in vulnerable areas.
MHK Brenda Cannell is urging visitors to the Manx uplands and Ayres to enjoy and explore in a "responsible and sustainable manner."
She added: "We all need to appreciate that even unintentional disturbance of wild birds' nests can lead to failure which, in turn, can have a significant impact on species that are already threatened."
Source: BBC News