A horrific total of 6 eagles, 10 buzzards, 3 red kites, a Peregrine falcon and a sparrowhawk have all been poisoned in recent weeks across Ireland, England and Scotland. And these are just the ones that we know about and have been discovered: here.
Six buzzards and two fox cubs poisoned in Derbyshire: here.
Britain: The persecutors of our birds of prey get off too lightly: here.
June 2011: Peregrine egg and chick snatching is on the increase – prompting fears that peregrines are set to once again be one of Britain’s most persecuted birds: here.
Scottish estate raided after birds poisoned: here.
September 2011. Devon and Cornwall Police and the RSPB are appealing for information after four goshawks and one buzzard were found dead in woodland to the west of Exeter. The RSPB is offering a reward of £1000 for information leading to a conviction. The RSPB was informed of the incident by a member of the public and recovered the birds in liaison with the police and the Forestry Commission who own the land: here.
Poisoning of Scottish birds of prey at highest levels in 20 years: here.
Protecting Sweden’s birds from the nest-robbers: here.
Dutch bird crime: here.