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Appeal for information after buzzards found shot in Bransdale

Posted on in News stories, Wildlife Crime

Following information reported to the police in April 2020, officers attended the location and discovered five dead buzzards. The buzzards were then x-rayed, with four found to contain pieces of shot. So far, eight individuals have been interviewed under caution in connection with the incident. Enquiries are ongoing and if you have any information which […]

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Analysis shows buzzard killed by combination of four different pesticides

Posted on in News stories, Wildlife Crime

In March 2020, a member of the public saw a buzzard fall out of a tree in Pateley Bridge, Nidderdale. It was taken straight to a local vet but sadly died soon after. The buzzard was sent to the Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme (WIIS), administered by Natural England, for further analysis due to the circumstances […]

Appeal for information after buzzard found shot near Shipton, York

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North Yorkshire Police and the RSPCA are appealing for information after a buzzard was found injured near Shipton Grange close to Shipton-by-Beningbrough, York on 29 March 2020. The buzzard, a male, was found by a local farmer who called the RSPCA and the charity’s Inspector Claire Mitchell collected the bird. Claire said: “The farmer didn’t know the bird had […]