North Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after the discovery of a yet another shot red kite.
The latest victim was found near Greenhow, in Nidderdale, on the afternoon of Saturday 11 March 2017.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Wildlife Crime Officer David MacKay: email@example.com and quote reference number 12170047155.
Last year North Yorkshire Police investigated the deaths of 10 red kites that had been shot or poisoned in the county. The Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the neighbouring Yorkshire Dales National Park are notorious black spots for raptor persecution, particularly for red kites and hen harriers. This region is dominated by land managed for driven grouse shooting.
Photo of red kite by Claire Marshall