Three birds of prey have died in County Antrim after being poisoned, the police have said.
A peregrine falcon and two buzzards were found dead in March and April.
The falcon was found at a quarry on the Glenhead Road in Ballymena on 11 April. It was discovered to have been poisoned by a pesticide called carbofuran.
The buzzards were found near Glenarm on 15 and 29 March. The first was poisoned with carbofuran while the second had ingested rat poison.
“Poisons can have serious implications and reports such as this give rise to serious concerns,” said Emma Meredith, the PSNI’s wildlife liaison officer.
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