Posted: Mon 3rd May 2021

Confusion as ‘unauthorised nest’ appears at Llyn Brenig following chainsaw attack on osprey platform

North Wales news and information

Confusion has been caused after an “unauthorised nest” appeared at a beauty spot where an osprey nesting platform was recently cut down.

The structure at Llyn Brenig, which is located on the border between Denbighshire and Conwy, was cut down with a chainsaw on Friday.

It was brought down shortly after one of two ospreys nesting on the platform had laid an egg.

Those responsible for running the site created an alternative nest with a decoy egg in it to encourage the pair to stay and breed.

Plans were also afoot for a second one where the recently toppled platform stood.

However, another nest mysteriously appeared this morning after being put there by an unknown person or group overnight.

A post has now been shared on the Llyn Brenig Facebook page urging people not to interfere with the efforts to protect the pair.

It says: “On Saturday, following the discovery that the osprey nest had been felled at Llyn Brenig, an alternative nesting site was immediately prepared.

“Working with North Wales Wildlife Trust and having taken advice from a leading osprey expert, it was decided to erect a second nest on Monday morning.

“However, an unauthorised nest was erected on site by an as yet unidentified person or group last night.

“To give the birds the best chance now, we respectfully ask people not to interfere on this delicate and protected site and to allow our licensed team along with NWWT to undertake their work in line with the law, expert guidance and also correct health and safety measures.”

A police investigation into the chainsaw incident is ongoing.

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