Defra has today (23 December) confirmed H5N8 avian influenza in dead wild wigeons in Somerset and Leicestershire.
The Scottish Government has also confirmed the disease in a wild peregrine falcon in Dumfries and Galloway.
The news follows the Welsh Government confirming a case of the H5N8 bird flu virus in a dead wild wigeon in Carmarthenshire yesterday.
On 16 December a case of the H5N8 bird flu virus in turkeys was discovered in a poultry farm near Louth in Lincolnshire. All birds at the premises have died or have been humanely culled to limit the risk of disease spread.