I have mentioned this area before since the picture above was taken on a very memorable day when I saw an adult and this juvenile flying above me. La Encomienda de Mudela is also a large area reserved for the hunting of partridge and rabbits where I have also written about the restrictions of access to the area. I wonder is this bird still flying or one of the six found poisoned?
Due to the protected nature of the bird, killing one carries a penalty of at least three years which doesn´t really seem to be enough, but perhaps they could give 3 years for each bird to those involved and send them away for 18 years. This might help send the message that widespread laying of poison will not be tolerated.