36th illegal hunting casualty recovered near Rabat
Another illegally shot bird was yesterday recovered by BirdLife Malta.
The Hobby with a swollen right eye was found by members of the public at Tal-Virtù, limits of Rabat. The government vet confirmed it was shot and an X-ray revealed one big pellet embedded in the protected bird’s head, Birdlife Malta said.
The Hobby (Seqer tal-Ħannieqa in Maltese) becomes the 36th illegal hunting casualty this autumn hunting season and the 80th known illegally shot protected bird received by BirdLife Malta and the police this year so far.