Buzzard dies from gunshot injuries in Northumberland

Hexham buzzardAn injured buzzard was found by a member of the public at Blanchland near Hexham, Northumberland at the weekend.

It had been shot.

The bird was taken to a wildlife sanctuary at Ladyhill Farm, Simonburn, Hexham where it later died of its injuries.

More info on the Falconry Days  facebook page here.

UPDATE 25th September: Police have now issued an appeal for information about this case, and a similar one in the same area involving a shot tawny owl. Read the press release here.

One thought on “Buzzard dies from gunshot injuries in Northumberland”

  1. There’s quite a bit of grouse shooting at Blanchland. Could there be a connection between the illegal shootings of this Buzzard and Tawny Owl, and the gameshooting activities in this area?

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