following up on an answer to this question, that says that the requirement applies to birds you find "in the wild">
A person has a tree that has its trunk on his property. Some of the trees branches hang over into the public sidewalk. The town's law states that home owners must trim the lower branches of all trees that interfere with people walking on the street, (I mention this as it may influence the answer in terms of what may be considered "public" for this situation.)
If a bird builds a nest in one of these branches that hang over into the public domain, and assuming that I want the eggs or chicks, do I have to chase the bird away prior to cutting the branches per town law? Or, are those branches and the nest considered on my property and not "in the woild", thus exempting me from this requirement?