TWO MORE YORKSHIRE KITES SHOT

 

On 21st April a new Red Kite nest was discovered in woodland near Eccup in West Yorkshire. Hanging from the next tree was the carcass of a Red Kite. Veterinary examination and X-ray of the bird showed injuries which were consistent with it having been shot whilst sitting on its nest.

ECCUP KITE

 

On 23rd April, just two days later, a kite with a broken wing was found near Nidd in North Yorkshire. It was still alive. It was taken to a local vet who found that the wing was so badly damaged that it would not recover. It was put to sleep. Again, veterinary examination and X-ray showed that shooting was the cause of the bird’s injuries.

Nidd-kite1Nidd-kite2

 

Anyone with information about either of these incidents should report it to the Police by dialing 101 and asking to speak to a Wildlife Crime Officer or by using the ‘Contact us’ facility on this website.