BIRD collectors are being warned after a number of thefts across the country.
Collections of budgerigars, canaries and finches have been stolen from Tamworth, Selby, Hull, Durham, Taunton, Bedfont, Northolt, Southampton, West Drayton and Dagenham.
As the thieves are targeting large geographical areas, police are warning Lincolnshire breeders.
Report any suspicious incidents on 101, providing as much information as possible.
If you are offered large numbers of birds for sale, get the seller’s details and pass this on to the police.