09:51AM, Friday 08 February 2013
Pigeons and a duck were shot near the River Thames in Windsor by youths firing catapults on Tuesday afternoon.
The Swan Lifeline charity in Cuckoo Weir Island, Eton took the call from a distressed walker, who witnessed the incident in Barry Avenue.
Coordinator Wendy Hermon said the caller told her three pigeons and a duck were shot and the youths then ran off towards King Edward Court.
Wendy added: "I am sick of it happening."
PC Chris Bowden from the Windsor neighbourhood tweeted from the police's Twitter account about the crime on Wednesday.
He said: "Three youths seen near the river Thames shooting catapults at wildlife."
Police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information should phone 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
Liquid Leisure Windsor has issued a statement following the death of an 11-year-old girl at the water park on Saturday afternoon.