A bird of prey found dead in the Scottish Borders had been poisoned, police said.
The buzzard was discovered by a member of the public close to Carcant Hill in the Herriot area on Sunday June 30.
The bird, which was in a badly decomposed state, was sent for forensic analysis.
It was initially confirmed that it had been shot with a shotgun pellet.
Further analysis confirmed the cause of death was the direct result of poisoning.
Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.