Buzzard found shot dead in Yorkshire woodland following several similar incidents in area
Date of alert:
Friday, 4 March 2022
The bird’s body was found at Flouch, near the popular visitor hotspot of Langsett, by a volunteer for the Peak District Raptor Monitoring Group, who reported it to the police.
A post-mortem examination revealed the bird had been shot by a shotgun.
There have been several incidents of raptor persecution in the area, including a raven found on a nearby grouse moor that had been poisoned with Aldicarb - a banned substance.