Three peregrines have been found shot in South Tipperary, Ireland over the last few weeks.
The first, a breeding female, was found shot dead under her church ruin nest site in mid-June.
The second, an adult male, was found injured a few days later near to another nest site close by. This bird is being treated at a rehabilitation centre but it is feared it will not recover well enough to be released.
The third, a breeding male, was found shot dead in July at the nest site where the adult female had been shot dead.
Full details on the BirdWatch Ireland website here.
The photograph shows the adult female found shot dead in June. Photo by Kevin Collins.