Red Kite illegally shot.
This adult female red kite was found shot near Low Marishes, North Yorkshire on Good Friday.
It sustained injuries from shotgun pellets that fortunately missed vital organs and is being cared for by Jean Thorpe at Ryedale Wildlife Rehabilitation.
The signs are that the bird will recover and be able to be released back in to the wild.
If anyone has any information about this persecution of a protected bird then please contact Jean on 01653 695124 or the Police on 101 and ask for PC Jez Walmsley, Malton Wildlife Crime Officer.