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X-ray revealed fractured wing and shotgun pellets.
On a wing and a prayer...Salisbury Cathedral's Peregrine falcon takes to the skies once more after being illegally shot down.
'Peter' the peregrine has been nursed back to health after miraculously recovering from being illegally shot.
Peter was one of the first peregrine chicks to be hatched on the tower at historic Salisbury Cathedral, Wilts, for more than six decades.
But the two-year-old bird was found gravely injured by 18-year-old Shannon Hamshare 12 miles away on farmland near Stockbridge, Hants, in March this year.
He was taken to the nearby Hawk Conservancy Trust where X-rays showed the protected bird of prey had a stable fracture wing that was consistent with a gunshot wound.
Peter was nursed back to health and released in meadow.