A peregrine falcon has been found shot dead in County Durham.
It was discovered on the south east edge of Stang Forest on 23rd August 2015. A post mortem revealed it had been shot.
It’s interesting to look at the land management around Stang Forest. Google maps shows it’s almost entirely surrounded by grouse moors. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody, especially when we recently learned that peregrines are being wiped out on grouse moors across the UK (see here and here).
Durham Constabulary are appealing for information, four months later.
Article on Rare Bird Alert here