Conon Bridge raptor massacre: death toll reaches 18

8 April 2014

According to the BBC, the number of dead raptors found in the Conon Bridge area over the last few weeks has now risen again to a disgraceful 18 dead birds. These include 13 red kites and five buzzards. At least six of the birds have been confirmed as being poisoned. We await the results of tests on the other bodies but poisoning is suspected for all of them. Members of the public have so far donated nearly £4,000 to the reward fund, adding to the £5,000 offered by RSPB Scotland and the £5,000 given by an anonymous donor.