Christian reichel was amazed at what he found on the way to work. The young police trainee walked past an overfilled clothing container in weiher on his way to the police station of the erlangen-land police department in uttenreuth. Loud beeping makes the service technician sit up and take a closer look at the clothing container. In fact, there was a nest between the clothing bags in which a pair of redstarts had made themselves comfortable and were now busily raising their offspring. It was the young birds that loudly made themselves heard and begged their parents for food with an excited chirp. On arrival at the police station, the officers acted quickly and contacted the municipality of uttenreuth and the bavarian red cross in erlangen, the people responsible for the old-clothes containers. "The management reacted immediately to our tip about the bird’s nest and stopped the emptying until july. The municipality of uttenreuth also reacted very quickly. Half an hour after the facts were described in the town hall, an employee of the building yard was on site with three barrier beacons", informs christoph reh, the animal welfare officer of the erlangen-land police department. Since there was a danger that the container would be emptied and the birds would be harmed, the container was secured for the next three weeks with the support of the municipality of uttenreuth. The red cross waives the emptying of the container during this time. "Many people are not aware that all european bird species have a special protection status under the federal nature conservation act. This is also true for the nests and the brut", explains christoph reh. He appeals: "during the breeding season, the animals must not be disturbed or disturbed. Just now, where many young bird fugge become, can be facilitated their start in the life, by covering for example also rain fountains and light shafts, so that young bird do not fall into it."