[WATCH] Birds shot down by hunters in Malta take to the skies once again

Watch this footage of a Marsh Harrier and a Night Heron taking to the skies once again after they were both recovered during this year’s spring hunting season

A Marsh Harrieri - Photo: Aron Tanti
A Marsh Harrieri - Photo: Aron Tanti

Over the past days BirdLife Malta rehabilitated and released a Marsh Harrier and a Night Heron which were both recovered during this year’s spring hunting season.

The Marsh Harrier (Bagħdan Aħmar) was the first victim of the 2017 spring hunting season and it was retrieved from Selmun on the second day of the season (26th March 2017) with gunshot wounds to one of its wings. Luckily it survived and after being rehabilitated, it was released on Comino.

The Night Heron (Kwakka) was recovered from a hotel rooftop in Mellieħa and although it was confirmed that it was not shot at, it was diagnosed by the vet as being very weak. After a few days of care, it was released at our Is-Simar Nature Reserve in Xemxija

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