The Highland nests of goshawks and buzzards have been trashed, leaving no sign of either the adults or most of the fledgling birds successfully born there.
Highland cyclists are being warned of new hazard on the north's roads - a dive-bombing buzzard.
A Highland MSP has called for a review of the police investigation into the mass killing of birds of prey in the Black Isles.
Senior police officers have defended last weekend's announcement over the poisoning of 16 birds of prey on the Black Isle.
The deaths of 16 birds of prey on the Black Isle earlier this year may have been accidental poisoning.
Six birds of prey found dead in an Aberdeenshire field will be examined today to determine what killed them.
A volunteer with RSPB Scotland has created special artwork to commemorate the mass poisoning of birds of prey earlier this year.
Police yesterday confirmed that 14 of the birds of prey found dead in an area in Ross-shire have been poisoned.