Egg Collecting

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Annet, Isles Of Scilly - Natural History - Fauna - Breeding Birds
... on Annet, a few days before our visit, of Shearwaters or their eggs, or both, and the south end of the island was dug over in all directions ... visit in 1910, visitors were only allowed one hour on the island and shooting and egg collecting was forbidden ... Despite this, Annet figured highly on the list of places to visit for egg collecting ...

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