Turbines Kill More Birds of Prey than Shooting or Poisoning

Wind turbines have killed more birds of prey in Scotland so far this year than deliberate poisoning or shooting, a government report has revealed.

Four raptors were confirmed killed by the devices between January and June this year and a fifth bird – a golden eagle – was electrocuted by a power line.

Just two birds were confirmed to have been poisoned or shot over the same period.

The figures were revealed by in an interim report published by the Scottish Government-funded Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme.

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