Peregrine shot in Ipswich – police investigation launched

Suffolk Police are investigating the shooting of a young male peregrine in Ipswich.

The bird, one of four to have fledged this year from the Mill Tower at Ipswich Waterfront, was found alive but in an emaciated condition at the weekend. He was taken to Riversbrook Veterinary Practice where an x-ray revealed he had been shot in the leg. Unfortunately he didn’t survive.

Further details in the Ipswich Star here

Photos by Riversbrook Veterinary Practice


8 Responses to “Peregrine shot in Ipswich – police investigation launched”

    • August 7, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      I’m convinced this is widespread – I’ve sighted very few peregrines this year (in an area where they have increased in the last 10 years or so). I’m not sure that the problem is local – I suspect they just aren’t returning from wintering on moorland in the same numbers.

  1. 3 petersonderborg
    August 2, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Hope Suffolk police do their job for once…

  2. 4 Simon Tucker
    August 2, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Time to ban the casual ownership of all and any firearms.

    • 5 Dr CHK
      August 2, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      How do you define “casual ownership” and how would you implement such a ban?

    • 6 Chris
      August 2, 2017 at 8:34 pm

      There is no such thing as “casual ownership” of firearms in the UK. There are legally held and licensed firearms and shotguns, and illegally held ones!!

  3. 7 Tony Dickinson
    August 2, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    What on earth are we coming to in this country. What mindless morons there are that could do that to a magnificent bird. Find them. Prosecute them. Jail them.

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