Devon was the worst place in England for confirmed cases of birds of prey persecution in 2011, the RSPB has said.
There were 15 reported incidents of crimes against birds of prey in the county.
The charity's Tony Whitehead said: "In 22 years of working
for the RSPB in the West Country, I have never known a year as bad as
watch video: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19844725
As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.