April 2016 – vol. 109, issue 4 A Red Kite has been found dead with gunshot wounds in a new blow to establishing a viable population of these spectacular birds in northeast England. The reintroduction scheme in Gateshead is one of the few such schemes in the UK which is struggling, and illegal persecution is a major issue. The bird was found dead in Chopwell Wood, west of Rowlands Gill, in the heart of the core breeding area ... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.