Red kite chicks found poisoned near Ilkley
From the Ilkley Gazette 21st April 2011
Rare red kite chicks found dead in a nest near Ilkley have been confirmed as the latest victims of illegal poisoning in North Yorkshire.
Two of three young birds of prey found in a nest in the Denton area, north of the River Wharfe, last year, died after ingesting pesticide Carbofuran, a laboratory has now confirmed.
This brings the total number of Yorkshire-related red kite deaths blamed on the illegal placing of poisoned baits in open countryside to 20.