One of red kite chicks we had here in the rehabilitation centre (red kite nursery) June for the re-introduction programme in Northern Ireland has been found shot dead.
"The grim discovery near the town and of Leitrim in South Co Down, comes just weeks after the bird was re-introduced to Northern Ireland after an absence of more than 200 years.
Tests carried out by the Police Service of Northern Ireland suggest the dead bird may have been killed deliberately. Both its wing tags and an identifying leg ring had been removed before the bird was recovered." Continued..