Thames Valley Police are appealing for information after the discovery of two injured red kites, both suffering from shotgun wounds.
Both kites were discovered in Oakley Wood, near Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire. One was found on 29th March 2016 and the second was found on 5th April.
Both are now in the expert care of Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital.
The Police have revealed that a third red kite had been found in the same wood on 22nd March 2016, although the cause of death is not known.
Anyone with information is asked to call Thames Valley Police on 101, quoting reference #URN 372 06/04/16.
Well done to Thames Valley Police for issuing an appeal for information (here).
Photographs of the two injured kites and their x-rays provided by Tiggywinkles.