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.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Investigation launched after bird shot dead

25 October 2017 at 1:07pm

Police in East Yorkshire are investigating after a sparrowhawk was found shot dead.

Officers say the bird, which had "injuries consistent with being shot with a shotgun", is believed to have been killed around October 16.

The bird was found near to the quarry and Boyes Lane in Keyingham.

Humberside Police say they are treating the death as a wildlife crime and are fully investigating what has happened.

We are appealing for information in relation to the discovery of a dead Sparrowhawk which has injuries consistent with being shot with a shotgun. It is suspected to have been killed on or around October 16 near to the quarry and Boyes Lane in Keyingham. We treat the persecution of birds of prey as a wildlife crime and will fully investigate all such incidents.

– A FORCE SPOKESWOMAN
Last updated Wed 25 Oct 2017


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