North Scotland Red Kite poisonings - the Kite Officer's view
Ross-shire massacre: "the worst 2 weeks of my life", says red kite officer
Brian Etheridge should have been celebrating this week; it's the 19th anniversary of his work as the RSPB's Red Kite Officer in the Black Isle area. Instead, he's witnessed one of the worst mass poisoning incidents in recent times: 12 red kites and 4 buzzards found to date. The 12 red kite victims were birds that he's known for years.