Second Red Kite from the 2010 release in Cumbria found shot

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A second red kite from the group of 30 birds reintroduced into Cumbria at Grizedale in 2010 after a gap of 160 years has been found shot dead.

Rangers believe that 20 survived the winter, which is in line with natural mortality rates.

However, this second bird was found […]

Landmark ruling over use of lead to shoot wildfowl

[singlepic id=291 w=118 h=118 float=left]A member of a shooting party has become the first person in England to be convicted of shooting a bird with lead shot.

Simon Quince, of Hemingfield, Barnsley, shot a young mute swan on an organised pheasant shoot at Spellow Grange, near Minskip, North Yorkshire. He was fined a total of […]