Last week we blogged about the 4th peregrine confirmed to have been illegally poisoned with banned toxins in the Channel Islands (see here).
[Two of the four poisoned peregrines, along with the pigeon that had been laced with poisons and used as bait. Photo via Alderney Bird Observatory]
It was reported that a 5th (unidentified) raptor had been submitted for toxicology analysis and that a reward of £5,000 was on offer for information leading to a conviction.
That fifth raptor has now been reported to be a kestrel – toxicology results are pending.
[The dead kestrel. Photo via Guernsey Animal Aid]
In early August the reward for information had increased from £5,000 to £7,500 but according to Alderney Bird Observatory the reward now stands at £10,500.
If you have any information that could help this investigation please contact Sue Vidamour at Guernsey Animal Aid: 07781 150388.