In the past 24 hours 4 birds were shot down. In a statement BirdLife Malta said that 24 known protected birds were shot down, while the number stands at 68 of known shot down protected birds. On Friday four black storks were spotted with one of them choosing to stop over at Għadira natural reserve. BirdLife noted that bird was injured possibly from a gunshot wound.
BirdLife Malta received a report of a large bird being shot down in Xlendi. The Police were informed about the case and are investigating.