Devon worst for birds of prey persecutions, says RSPB
5 October 2012 Last updated at 14:49 BST
Devon was the worst place in England for confirmed cases of birds of prey persecution in 2011, the RSPB has said.
There were 15 reported incidents of crimes against birds of prey in the county.
The charity's Tony Whitehead said: "In 22 years of working for the RSPB in the West Country, I have never known a year as bad as this."
Chris Lyddon reports.