A hen harrier, a bird of prey, has been found shot near Daer Reservoir in Clydesdale
The dead Hen Harrier was found on remote moorland near the reservoir on Monday April 27, but it was only when tests were carried out that it was discovered the bird had been shot.
That was reported to Police Scotland by RSPB Scotland on Wednesday August 5, and police are currently carrying out enquiries.
Police Scotland have a number of dedicated wildlife crime officers across the country with extensive experience and they urge anyone with any concerns or information on wildlife crime to phone 101.
Alternatively CRIMESTOPPERS can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.