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.

Tuesday 8 April 2014

Online donations to boost reward for information about poisoned birds of prey

Published by surfbirds on April 7, 2014 courtesy of RSPB

RSPB Scotland has set up a Justgiving web page after being inundated by calls from members of the public asking to contribute to a reward for information about the deaths of 16 birds of prey.

The conservation charity is responding to an outpouring of support from the public, many of whom have expressed a wish to donate money.

Police Scotland confirmed earlier this week that 12 red kites and four buzzards were found dead in Ross-shire. At least some of the birds were illegally poisoned.

RSPB Scotland is offering a £5,000 reward for information that leads to a successful conviction. An anonymous donor has pledged a further £5,000, taking the total on offer to £10,000.

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