Police have been carrying out further searches on an Aberdeenshire estate following the discovery of a dead golden eagle.
The bird’s carcass was found on March 19, with Scottish Land & Estates later appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
On Tuesday, investigating officers were back out on the estate.
Sarah Jane Laing, chief executive of Scottish Land & Estates, said: “Following Police Scotland’s visit to the estate today, we are again appealing for any information that may help with this investigation.
“Everyone should do all they can to assist in detecting and eradicating wildlife crime, and the discovery of a dead bird in suspicious circumstances must be investigated fully and the facts established urgently.
“We would appeal for anyone with information to contact the police.”
A Police Scotland spokesperson added: “We received the report of a dead bird of prey, which was found in the Aberdeenshire area, on Friday, March 19.
“Enquiries are continuing.”
If you have any information, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.