Barn owl shot, red kite poisoned

Cheshire Consabulary logoCheshire Constabulary are appealing for information after a series of wildlife crimes, including the shooting of a barn owl, swan and heron, and the suspected poisoning of a red kite.

The crimes took place at Risley Moss Nature Reserve in Warrington, Cheshire, “in recent weeks”.

No further details available.

Article in the Warrington Guardian here.


2 Responses to “Barn owl shot, red kite poisoned”

  1. 1 Jeff
    December 17, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    It’s entirely un-connected and purely coincidental that a planning application by the local shoot was recently opposed by local birders and conservation groups and subsequently rejected.
    Absolutely no suggested or implied relationship between these two events.

  2. 2 Tony Warburton MBE
    December 18, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Of course not Jeff. Who would think such things!!! They probably committed suicide!

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