A cast of 11 rare peregrine falcons are to be returned to the wild after police managed to stop a man smuggling their eggs out of the country.
Officers from West Midlands Police kept the eggs warm on a computer terminal at Birmingham International Airport until a police wildlife rescue unit arrived.
– West Midlands Police
No two days are ever the same at the airport. One day seizing large amounts of cash - the next, these little cuties!
Eleven of the 14 eggs recovered by officers from the force's Counter-Terrorism Unit hatched.
The birds will now be returned to the wild.