According to this publication from Natural England,
hedges shouldn't be cut from 1st March - 31st July - the bird breeding season.
Apparently it is an offence to damage a nest while it is in use or under construction.
Does this mean that is irresponisble of us to, for example, lightly trim our box hedges during this time? Should all hedge cutting, however minor, be avoided during this time?
Many thanks to you all in advance.