Another shot buzzard found in the Scottish Borders

6754A dead buzzard found in the Heriot area of the Scottish Borders had been shot, according to the BBC.

Police Scotland are appealing for information after the bird’s decomposed body was discovered close to Carcant Hill on 30th June. A forensic analysis revealed the bird had been shot although it’s not known whether this was the cause of death.

Well done to the new Police Scotland WCO in the Borders, PC Hannah Medley, for publicising this incident within a couple of weeks of the bird being found (her second one this year, following the discovery of a shot buzzard at St Mary’s Loch in March, which she also publicised pretty quickly – see here).

BBC article on latest shot buzzard in Heriot here.

3 Responses to “Another shot buzzard found in the Scottish Borders”

  1. 1 Dougie
    July 17, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Good on PC Hannah Medley. Given that a forensic exam was needed to establish that the bird had been shot she has been quick off the mark. Also well done to her for going to press with what is , at this stage, a suspicious event since the cause of death is not actually known for certain.
    This is what is needed from the police.

  2. 2 Mike Pearce
    July 17, 2013 at 9:21 am

    It doesn’t take the mind of sherlock holmes to work out who the low lifes are ‘namely the old school Game Keeper’ that has no respect for wild life who would shoot a raptor or anything else that might get to the so called game birds before their lords & their mates can get to blast the poor things out off the sky them selfs. Im afraid i really do know what game keepers were like and it looks like some in scotland still are!

  3. July 19, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Reblogged this on Lenathehyena's Blog and commented:
    There’s no real will on the part of the authorities to clamp down on the men hounding Scottish wildlife to death.

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