3 Peregrines specifically targeted and shot at nests in South Tipperary, Ireland.

It appears the shooting of Peregrine Falcons in south Tipperary, Ireland is still continuing with three falcons shot in recent months, initially two breeding adults (male and a female) were shot at two separate nest sites, both of which were located in church ruins. Now a  second male peregrine has been found with gun-shot wounds to the wing. Because of the extent of damage to the wing it seems unlikley the falcon will ever be returned to the wild. You can read the full account of these shocking incidents on the BirdWatch Ireland web site here.

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Dead Peregrine Falcon Shot in South Tepperary: Image by Kevin Collins

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