Whitchurch peregrine falcon recovering after being shot
20 August 2013 Last updated at 20:42 BST
A young peregrine falcon found injured by a roadside near Bristol had been shot, it has emerged.
The female was found near Whitchurch by a member of the public. When it was taken to a vet to be checked an X-ray showed it had been shot.
The bird had been ringed by scientists studying peregrine behaviour and survival rates.
It has now been taken to a rehabilitation centre to recover.
Avon and Somerset Police have appealed for anyone with information on the shooting to come forward.