An Red Kite found near Tomatin in the Scottish Highlands had to be put to sleep because of the nature of its injuries.

A Red Kite in flight in the Highlands

An injured red kite has died after being found injured near Tomatin, prompting a police investigation. Early examinations of the bird have found its death is not due to natural causes. RSPB Scotland have described the death as “yet another incident of raptor persecution”.