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.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Investigation after rare bird-of-prey nest disturbed and shots fired

26th March

David Mackie Reporter

POLICE are appealing for information after the nest of a rare bird-of-prey was disturbed.

Police said that disturbance to an adult goshawk nest near Helmsley was caused on a number of occasions in Spring last year, and shots were heard fired on two occasions.

"It is not known if any birds were shot, however the nesting attempt failed and this may have been a result of the repeated disturbance at the site," police said.

A number of technical enquiries are now underway by North Yorkshire Police’s specialist Wildlife Crime Officers, and one suspect has been interviewed under caution in connection with the incident.

Police are now asking the public for assistance to identify two men who may have important information that could assist the investigation.

Anyone who recognises either of the men pictured above, or has any information about the incident, is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting reference number 12170103211 or email

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