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.

Friday 1 April 2016

Rare bird found shot in North Yorkshire

 1 April 2016 at 11:11am

A rare bird of prey has been found with gunshot wounds. North Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after a large, adult, female red kite was found shot on March 25, at Low Marishes, north of Malton. It was still alive.

The bird has received medical attention and is being treated at a specialist rescue centre.

"This is a magnificent bird of prey that has been deliberately targeted and shot. We are extremely lucky to be able to see these birds in the wild here in Ryedale, and as a community we should be appalled that someone has chosen to try to kill it.

"It is lucky that the bird has been found alive and there is still a chance that it might get to live a life in the wild. However, this does not diminish the severity of the crime and I am appealing to anyone who might have information that could assist me in my investigation."

Anyone with information is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101

Last updated Fri 1 Apr 2016

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