Updated Tue 1 Apr 2014, 10:22am AEDT
An 80-year-old man who shot at birds sitting on powerlines in Sydney's south-west has been charged with animal cruelty.
Residents called police after witnessing several birds killed on Links Avenue at Cabramatta.
Police found two dead Currawong birds and a third bird suffering a gun-shot wound when they arrived.
The injured bird was taken to the local vet for treatment.
The 80-year-old was found by police driving his car nearby.
Officers searched his home and seized two rifles, ammunition and the man's firearm licence.
The man will face court charged with aggravated animal cruelty and discharging a firearm in a public place.