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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

and bad news

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.


oldcrow61 said...

I hope they find out who did this and come down hard on them. Makes me SICK!!!

Jan said...

No doubt will be the usual gamekeeper who will get a fine, paid for amidst smirks from his employer, a small price to pay for all the jolly fun he and his dear friends will have shooting the pheasants, partridges, grouse etc on his land. Evil bastards. Hope they all rot in hell.

Ally said...

Heard this on the news at the weekend - horrible people.