One of a pair of breeding Golden Eagles has been killed by poison in the Scottish Borders. The bird was found Sunday and tests have confirmed that the banned substance carbofuran was involved.
The bird is believed to be a female which has been using a long established nest site. The birds chick had fledged but would expect to be fed by both parents.
The Scottish RSPB has offered a reward of £1000.
I think this is the border regions only breeding pair. Excuse me whilst I get annoyed.