Police officers are investigating the death of a goshawk that was found in the Llanidloes area.

The body of the bird was discovered on Saturday, March 26, and its death is currently being treated as "unexplained".

Dyfed-Powys Police's Rural Crime Team (RCT) is appealing for the public's help with their investigation.


Halstead and District Photographic Society goshawk by Naomi Foster

Halstead and District Photographic Society goshawk by Naomi Foster


PCSO Gary Gwilt said: "After receiving the report, an RCT officer attended the location and recovered the bird.

"We cannot speculate on the cause of death at this time (as it may well be natural causes) however the bird has been submitted to the Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme (WIIS) for an autopsy to be carried out, in an attempt to confirm a cause of death."

Goshawks are a Schedule 1 species meaning that it is an offence to intentionally or recklessly disturb at, on or near an ‘active’ nest.


RSPB said goshawks are still persecuted in the UK and their nests are frequently robbed.

The bird can be found in most of Wales' large woodland and forests areas, and can also be seen hunting over open countryside.

Anyone who has information that could help with the police investigation can contact the Rural Crime Team by phoning 101 and quoting incident reference number 205 of 26/03/22.