Shocking news from the Brenig Osprey Project
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Shocking news from the Brenig Osprey Project

Last night, the Llyn Brenig nest was intentionally cut down, while a new couple were incubating an egg.
Shocking news from the Brenig Osprey Project

This morning we've woken to shocking news — the sort of news that seems to have come from a different century.

Last night someone cut down the Llyn Brenig osprey nest, where a new, young Scottish pair were incubating an egg:

Brenig Osprey Project partners woke up this morning to the worst possible news. Last night, at 21.42, someone took a chainsaw to the osprey nest and felled it.  This is a fast-moving situation and we’ll issue more news of the birds when we can – please, please be kind to Dwr Cymru/NWWT staff this weekend as we work out how to respond to this horrific act of vandalism.

This follows a difficult 2020 for the nest, where last year's chick was killed by a wind turbine and, unusually, both established birds failed to return this year.

Brenig Osprey Project partners woke up this morning to the worst possible news. Last night, at 21.42, someone took a...

Posted by Brenig Osprey Project on Friday, 30 April 2021

Press Coverage:

Ospreys’ nesting tree cut down in ‘horrific act of vandalism’
The bird of prey had laid its first egg just one day earlier, police say.
‘Worst possible news’ for ospreys project as someone takes chainsaw to the nest
Police are appealing for information after an ospreys breeding project in Denbighshire was disturbed after someone took a chainsaw to the nest. Ospreys are some of Wales’ rarest birds but had begun nesting in the Llyn Brenig reservoir near Cerrigydrudion in 2018. Three Western Ospreys had been visit…
Osprey platform felled with chainsaw
The nest in North Wales was being monitored by a webcam.

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