02
Jul
15

Shot peregrine found in County Durham has to be euthanised

shot perg june 2015 durham_peregrinefalconjohnolleyThe Police and the RSPB are appealing for information following the discovery of a shot peregrine last month.

The bird was found, still alive, on 4th June at Castle Lake, Bishop Middleham, a local nature reserve managed by Durham Bird Club.

After a veterinary examination the male’s injuries were considered so severe it was decided to put him to sleep.

The RSPB is offering a £1,000 reward for information that leads to a successful conviction.

RSPB press release here

Photo of shot peregrine by John Olley

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2 Responses to “Shot peregrine found in County Durham has to be euthanised”


  1. 1 Giles
    July 2, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    In the land of the racing pigeon 3 guesses for who’s responsible for this? I also see that the Shropshire gamekeeper got let off by the Court. Dark days.

  2. 2 Me
    July 4, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Shame on you,you anti social freak.You must be really proud of yourself and go boasting to your saddo mates.Pity your just a coward the same as the rest of them and haven’t got the bxxxs to put your hands up and say ” aye it was me “


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